Saturn

Sep 27, 2019

Bow down! You are in the presence of a king! Do you not see the crown on my head? I would have to call you a liar if you had said you don’t! Everybody sees it! It’s majestic! It’s a sign from the universe that I am the true ruler of this solar system! I don’t see anybody else crowned here the way I am! Yes, yes, some of my siblings have a little something around their heads too, but mine looks so regal! Visible over long distances with the most primitive of telescopes, making me instantly recognisable by anyone! Just take my picture and ask, they will say it is Saturn, the king! Named after another, the King of titans himself! It gives many people the chills! Such a cruel stroy! But it also depicts the undeniable greatness and respect the name deserves! No wonder there are so many others at my royal court. Moons, asteroids, man-made satellites… Everyone wants to behold my greatness… I of course happily oblige! I let them be around, let them whisper about my exquisiteness, let them admire my crown… Oh don’t be shy, of course you can look a little closer! Isn’t it perfect? My beautiful crown… My royal rings! They are so beautiful you wouldn’t think they are real, would you?… You would think they cannot be real… But I assure you, they are! Ask anyone! For example my long friend Titan! Or Enceladus! They will all tell you they are the real deal! Made of ice, dust and stone… I love watching them… I just sit here and spend so many hours just admiring their beauty… My beauty… In silence… I lose track of time… Like Narcissus, only more handsome… And without a reflection to behold… I would love some lovely mirror somewhere near me… To get the full experience, you now… I envy you the opportunity to see me from your perspective! It’s something I will never get to experience… It’s a travesty I am destined to never behold myself… Unfair!… I WANT TO SEE ME!… Send me a picture when you have the time, will you? I doubt it can fully represent my greatness, but it’s a start. Actually, I want the picture immediately! We are done here! Go and don’t forget… Make it life like! That’s the only way to do me some justice…