Friday, June 8, 2012

Ray Bradbury 1920 - 2012

  Dandelion Wine, The Martian Chronicles, Fahrenheit 451, Something Wicked his Way Comes . . .
Ray Bradbury could make the English language sing.


He left us Tuesday at the age of 91.
 Thank you, Ray, for letting us see the world (worlds?) though your keen eyes and unfettered imagination. It's been a long and beautiful trip, brimming with joyous wonders.

 (For more about Ray Bradbury, go HERE.)
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11 comments:

Ms. A said...

I haven't been paying attention to the news and hadn't heard this.

Victoria said...

He lived a long life; I hope it was a good one. Mr. Bradbury gave me so many wonderful, uncountable hours of escape to other worlds. He helped my imagination to grow.

Brian Miller said...

thank you. bradbury was def an influence on me...at a young age i found his books...

Barbara Rogers said...

Yes, our reading lives are diminished by the loss of such a prolific and talented writer...but that's the joy of writers, they live on through their works.

Mamabug said...

What wonderful reading this man made available to us. That last photo is very cool Vicki! A simple dandelion puff.

Kathleen said...

I, too discovered Ray Bradbury early in life. His exploration of human nature and moral lessons were so well woven into his delightful tales. He showed great affection for his characters while also portraying their flaws.
I hope there will be a revival of his work. There is certainly plenty that is very relevant in today's world...

Frances said...

I admire this dandelion tribute to Mr. Bradbury, and think I might wish to re-read some of his books.

Best wishes.

Darla said...

Thank you for posting this memorial. I'm embarrassed to admit that I haven't read any of his books except ... Zen in the Art of Writing, because it was always listed bibliographically in nearly all the other books on writing I've read! I really need to read his most famous works.

Martin said...

Touching tribute, Vicki, and my cue to reacquaint myself with Mr Bradbury.

NCmountainwoman said...

He could definitely turn a phrase. And he was such a great mentor to new writers, freely sharing his time and expertise.

Susan M. Bell said...

Read "Fahrenheit 451" for the first time when I was a teenager. It changed me. I still pick it up and reread it every so often.

Ray Bradbury will definitely be missed.