Monet Wheatstacks #nofilter :) (Taken with Instagram)
The Getty with @jenna0202. (Taken with Instagram)
Love is patient, love is kind…
“I believe you can overcome my heart’s economy,
You can dig me out of this grave”
“…he pulled the mirrors off his Cadillac,
Because he doesn’t like it looking like he’s looking back…”
New Tame Impala single “Elephant”
Ray Bradbury passed away yesterday. He was one of my all time favorite authors. I spent countless hours as a teen sitting on my family’s back porch on hot summer afternoons reading collections of his short fiction. Those summer memories are indelibly interwoven with this stories, a lens through which I view that time.
He was one of my biggest inspirations as a storyteller. He was a bold and brave artist. I know I borrow a bit of his perspective in my own work, how everyday life is a miracle and magical.
I’m saddened at his passing and feel a sense of regret. For the past few years I’ve been meaning to write and thank him for the inspiration he wrote into my life. But I never did.
So instead I’m going to re-read some stories of him. If you haven’t read him, I highly recommend picking up a collection of short stories.