Sunday, December 30, 2012
Ray Bradbury, 1920-2012
If you are feeling flat or lost or unconnected and have any of his books on your shelves, grab one and open it anywhere. Or go to Google and find his quotes. Let them fill you and tell you this life is a both-hands business, no shilly-shallying, no farting about. We have to throw our arms around it, somehow calm its tentacles and shrill voice and befriend it for the impossible thing it is. With grateful excess of passion for a man who had no use for lukewarm.
We are the miracle of force and matter making itself over into imagination and will. Incredible. The Life Force experimenting with forms. You for one. Me for another. The Universe has shouted itself alive. We are one of the shouts.