And there will be such intense darkness that one can feel it.

Exodus 10:21

She had once been a great beauty, an elegant enchantress worshipped by King and commoner alike.

Without shame, she had ensnared any who dared to gaze upon her regal splendor. She had been adored by all, pursued by thousands, but possessed by none.

She had been the impossible dream, the goddess who inspired a million hopes and launched a thousand ships. But that had been long ago; long before those who had once bowed before her, misused and abandoned her. Now, her beauty faded, she was lost and alone in the darkness. There she waited, a barren shell, forgotten, her ruined visage carefully hidden from those who once groveled at her feet. Now, they only came for her tears, sparkling shards of dark crystal-strewn across the endless velvet backdrop of space