Remembering Ray Bradbury

Falling jet trails & rocket boosters, lit by sunset, after Discovery launch 3-15-09. copyright Elissa Field

“You must write every single day of your life… You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads… may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.”  – Ray Bradbury

To Ray Bradbury, I say thank you. Reading Martian Chronicles in Mrs. Ruebens’ sophomore English class in high school, I learned what it was to capture the ethereal without losing sight of intellect, of logic. You captured dream state, with your words. You captured imagination.


Filed under Inspiration, Reading

2 responses to “Remembering Ray Bradbury

  1. Yo, Ray! Hope it’s Ok I prefer loitering in Used Bookstores, and among the stacks in Thrift Stores, & Antique Stores, than a Library. :-D

    I have not had a Library card in over 20 years! :-D
    Aside from a couple needed for access to Genealogy research material. :-D


  2. I’m looking for inspiration today. Thank you. I found it here in Bradbury’s words. “You must write every single day of your life.” It’s going up on my whiteboard.


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