The Nefarious Times
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Evil is as evil does
A Narcissus

Once upon a time in Ancient Greece lived a young man called Narcissus, who was greatly
admired, for he was very handsome. Narcissus was very proud of his perfect face and graceful
body, and never lost the chance to look at his reflection in any sheet of water he happened 
to pass. He would lie for hours admiring his gleaming dark eyes, slender nose, slim hips 
and the mop of curly hair that crowned the perfect oval of his face. You would think a 
sculptor had come down from heaven to carve such a faultless body as a living image of 
mankind's love of beauty.

One day, Narcissus was walking close to a precipice where the clear waters of a cold 
mountain pool mirrored his beautiful face.

"You are handsome, Narcissus!" he told himself as he bent down to admire his reflection. 
"There's nobody so handsome in the whole world! I'd love to kiss you."

Narcissus was suddenly seized by the desire to kiss his own reflection and he leant closer to 
the water. But he lost his balance and toppled into the pool. Narcissus could not swim and 
so he drowned. But when the gods discovered that the most beautiful being on earth had 
died, they decided that such beauty could not be forgotten.

The gods turned Narcissus into a scented flower which, to this day, blossoms in the mountains 
in spring, and which is still called Narcissus.
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