Monday, June 11, 2012

Ray Bradbury

Sunday zbrushing time. Just my tribute to the late, great Ray Bradbury. I remember the bliss of finally saving enough of my allowance to buy paperback compilations of his short stories at the bookstore in the mall, and watching the TV series of his tales with my parents. It was definitely an epic moment for me at the beginning of each show, when he would look around that office full of antiques and curiosities, and proclaim "I'll never run out of things to write about in here." He once said in an interview that it was a carnival showman who singled him out in the audience and shouted, "Live Forever" that inspired him to begin writing his fantastic tales. In sharing the strange and wonderful things in his imagination with us, he has become that showman who sparks purpose in his audience. Future scientists, artists, and writers will continue to be inspired by his stories, and carry that spark on to their own careers. So the carnival showman was right after all... Live forever, Mr. Bradbury.