Mittwoch, 6. Juni 2012

RIP Ray Bradbury August 22 1920 - June 5 2012

RAY DOUGLAS BRADBURY
 August 22, 1920 — June 5, 2012




I'm 50 years old and as long as I've been reading I have been aware that Ray Bradbury was in the world.
Not anymore.

THANK YOU FOR ENRICHING OUR LIVES WIT ALL OF YOUR WODERFUL STORIES MR. BRADBURY
God Bless You and God Speed!! You new how special it was to be an "October boy".


“Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you're there.

It doesn't matter what you do, he said, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that's like you after you take your hands away. The difference between the man who just cuts lawns and a real gardener is in the touching, he said. The lawn-cutter might just as well not have been there at all; the gardener will be there a lifetime.”

 “That country where it is always turning late in the year. That country where the hills are fog and the rivers are mist; where noons go quickly, dusks and twilights linger, and midnights stay. That country composed in the main of cellars, sub-cellars, coal-bins, closets, attics, and pantries faced away from the sun. That country whose people are autumn people, thinking only autumn thoughts. Whose people passing at night on the empty walks sound like rain.”

 “First of all, it was October, a rare month for boys.”


 “They knew how to live with nature and get along with nature. They didn't try too hard to be all men and no animal. That's the mistake we made when Darwin showed up. We embraced him and Huxley and Freud, all smiles. And then we discovered that Darwin and our religions didn't mix. Or at least we didn't think they did. We were fools. We tried to budge Darwin and Huxley and Freud. They wouldn't move very well. So, like idiots, we tried knocking down religion. We succeeded pretty well. We lost our faith and went around wondering what life was for. If art was no more than a frustrated outflinging of desire, if religion was no more than self-delusion, what good was life? Faith had always given us answer to all things. But it all went down the drain with Freud and Darwin. We were and still are lost people.”









  

AND FOR A FEW SMILES...... 

 
 

Kommentare:

  1. Great covers! Love that one for AUTUMN PEOPLE. The prunes commercial is hilarious, but be sure to watch that RAY BRADBURY: STORY OF A WRITER YouTube clip as well.

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  2. Thanks Will! I'll check out the other clip right now. I take it that you saw the "F++k me Ray Bradbury!" clip that came out last year? I also liked your post very much!

    Doug

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  3. Great post Doug. RIP to a great author. And that commercial is a hoot.

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  4. Hi Huey,
    THANKS!!!

    Take care.
    Doug

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