Drift on tides of thought.
Words, like seeds, grow strong when shared.
As tufts in the wind.
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He was my first science fiction read. I fell in love with Golden Apples of the Sun in junior high school. I wish I had known I could write to him…well now I know he will be so busy in the AfterLife. perhaps he will spare a moment or two to know how much I appreciate his contribution to the world, and to writing. Thank God and Goddess for him!
Thank you for that. He was one of the giants … he said that he was not writing about the future. He was trying to prevent it … Something to ponder.
I grew up reading Ray Bradbury’s work. His books were some of the first new books I ever bought with my own money at our local bookstore growing up in Westfield, NJ. One, “Fahrenheit 451”, opened my young mind to what I call the ‘what if’ factor. More often used by scientists to discover new theories, it works equally as well in literature. What if books were illegal? What if something so commonplace became outlawed? How would society react?
Live long in spirit, Ray Bradbury – the lives you’ve touched with your words embrace you.
Hi Ms Harrison ….
It’s been a Loooooooonnggggg time since I’ve visited the drama box ….
Boy have I been missing out ….lol
You’re decided on 13 books …. you have all sorts of flying life visiting you indoors and out 🙂
I saw this Ray Bradbury quotation and I also thought of how you describe your ideas coming to you …
“Any owner of cats will know of what I speak. Cats come at dawn to sit on your bed. They may not nip your nose or inhale your breath or make a sound. They simply sit there and stare at you until you open one eyelid and spy them there about to drop dead for need of feeding. So it is with ideas. They come silently in the hour of trying to wake up and remember my name. The notions and fancies sit on the edge of my wits, whisper in my ears and then, if I don’t rouse, give more than cats give: a good knock in the head, which gets me out and down to my typewriter before the ideas flee or die or both. In any event, I make the ideas come to me. I do not go to them. I provoke their patience by pretending disregard. This infuriates the latent creature until it is almost raving to be born and once born, nourished. ”
Have a great weekend ….
Something Wicked This Way Comes is one of my all time favorites. Bradbury and Clarke are the 2 authors that got me hooked on books back when I was just a young ‘un.
He was my first SF/Fantasy experience and set me down the path to searching out something other than romance and best sellers.
Hi Ms. Kim-its Jim from Warren. I always thought “The Circus of Dr. Lao” was his absolute best,followed closely by “Martian Odessy”.He was a great writer.
A giant that inspired so many. R.I.P. ray Bradbury.
One of the greatest! He will be missed. As a child and teen, I read everything he wrote….
“Something Wicked This Way Comes” was one of the most Fascinating stories I ever read as was Clock Work Orange. Mr Bradbury was a man before his time for sure
Thank you for sharing that.
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