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Wednesday, June 6, 2012
RIP - Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury, author of Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, and other beloved science fiction novels, died Tuesday night at the age of 91. Science fiction is once step closer to realty, thanks to the vision of this man. Obituary here.

“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.”

- Farenheit 451

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Bomb  posted on  Thursday, June 14, 2012

Thanks for the Bradbury entry. marvelously poetic writer that man was.I just bought a book of his I hadn't read, Farewell Summer, and though I haven't started it yet,I can't wait to immerse myself in his delicious writing. thanks for the "obit" from F 451. So true..so true.

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