Thursday, June 7, 2012

Bradbury- Remember the Future

A  L  O  H  A !

Future by Sun Ra on Grooveshark

The Miracle of Light While flying
Gerardo Dottori 1931

" Don't think.
 Thinking is the enemy of creativity.
 It's self-conscious, 
and anything self-conscious 
is lousy. 
You can't try to do things. 
You simply must do things.  "

Ray Bradbury

 Mechanix Illustrated 1955

 " Every morning I jump out of bed
 and step on a landmine. 
The landmine is me.
After the explosion,
 I spent the rest of the day 
putting the pieces
 together.  "

Ray Bradbury

 Oh click on THIS one!

 The City of 1950
as envisioned in 1925
Popular Science Monthly

" I have never listened
 to anyone who criticized 
my taste in space travel,
 sideshows or gorillas. 
When this occurs,
 I pack up my dinosaurs 
and leave the room .”

  Ray Bradbury

" If we listened to our intellect,
 we'd never have a love affair. 
We'd never have a friendship. 
We'd never go into business, 
because we'd be cynical. 
Well, that's nonsense. 
You've got to jump off cliffs 
all the time
 and build your wings 
on the way down.  "

Ray Bradbury

The Year 2000
as viewed ca 1900

 “Stuff your eyes with wonder,
 live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds.
 See the world. 
It's more fantastic
 than any dream
 made or paid for 
in factories.”

Ray Bradbury 


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Remember the future?
I used to live there.
Old stuff
was being cleared;
we called it
urban renewal.

The future was shiny
and right around
the corner.

The 1964 Worlds Fair
gave us the 'look'
just as the old Expositions had
one hundred years

Space beckoned,
heck, we were going there!

would be
the biggest problem;

Flying cars
never crash.

even death
made extinct!

It was just
a matter of time.
Though I remember
WHAT the average household
would EVER do
with a computer!

but today I live 
a lot in the

The future back then
looked better
than the one
that looms.

Perhaps all 
"grown ups"
feel that way.

Thank you Ray Bradbury
for taking me to Mars,
for making me think
of which great book
I'd save from the fire
in my mind.

Thanks Uncle Ray!

But the future
is not yours
and mine-
it belongs
to the children
imagining it now
and will look like
you and I
can dream.

I wish them

Thanks for YOUR visit!

                                     Warmly, cloudia
 “Some people turn sad awfully young.
 No special reason, it seems,
 but they seem almost to be born that way. 
They bruise easier, tire faster, cry quicker,
 remember longer and,
 as I say, get sadder younger 
than anyone else in the world.
 I know, for I'm one of them.”

― Ray Bradbury,
Dandelion Wine


the walking man said...

His ship should just about be approaching the moon right bout now. Safe voyage Captain Bradbury.

mermaid gallery said...

He was a wise and wonderful man....and I so agree with his feelings on creativity........blast off!

Akelamalu said...

Great quotes from the man.

21 Wits said...

One thing is for certain his words will always be a comfort! (As are yours.) Doesn't everyone take their dinosaurs with them? Enjoy your day, and thoughts of Ray.

Charles Gramlich said...

Build your wings on the way down. Absolutely. I will miss him.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I love the walking man's comment. Yes he certainly gave a great deal of pleasure to a great many readers.

Daryl said...

Alas another great loss .. I didnt find scifi til I was in college and I have to admit I havent ever read any of Mr Bradbury's books .. too realistic

PerthDailyPhoto said...

He had a good long life Cloudia, can't ask for more than that. I haven't read his books, but the quotes you've used here in his memory are wonderful.

Anonymous said...

RIP Ray!

A lovely tribute.

Hilary said...

A fine tribute, Cloudia. RIP RB.

Myrna R. said...

Nice to commemorate Bradbury. I love the quotes you chose.

Jenn Jilks said...

What a delightful tribute to Bradbury! Well done!

Anonymous said...

A great mean to measure time and life. Like the first quote most. Thank you for this food for thought much. Please have you all a good Friday.

Elephant's Child said...

Our world is diminished now we have lost him. Thanks cloudia - some truly marvellous quotes (as always).

Kay said...

Great post, Cloudia. Ray Bradbury used to be one of my favorite authors. I loved Martian Chronicles. He will certainly be missed, but I'm glad he had such a long and productive life.

magiceye said...

may his soul continue having a marvelous journey!
loved your tribute

namaste /\ from mumbai

Cloudia said...

What a jolly wake!

And yes, we celebrate his long life

Thanks each!

Kavita Saharia said...

Aloha my friend.

DeniseinVA said...

Rest in Peace Ray, you were one of a kind. Great tribute Cloudia.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

OK. I won't be thinking when I hit the shutter of the camera next time. Just shoot !

Hattie said...

Futurism. Yes. So 50's. Loved the pix!

Beach Bum said...

All those old concepts of the future of course beg the question how off the mark all our current predictions for future will be.

Great post.

Bob Bushell said...

Great Sci-fi writer in his time, RIP.

Leovi said...

Congratulations, a wonderful tribute to Ray Bradbury. Saludos.

Brian Miller said...

bradbury was def an early influence on me...thanks for the trib to him...some interesting quotes there....aloha from va!

Rosaria Williams said...

Beautiful, C.
Thanks for the inspirational messages.

irinapictures said...

Thank you so much for this post about the great man.

Cloudia said...

Yes! How wrong are today's experts?


Thanks, every one of YOU

Indrani said...

Good to know about this great man. Got to learn more, thanks!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Wonderful post, Cloudia. Bradbury was an early favorite of mine. He lived a long a creative life. Who could ask for more. My heavens, what an imagination!