My hero Ray Bradbury turns 100 today.
Yes, I know, all too well, that he is no longer with us. And yet, he most certainly is.
At a very early age, I was lucky enough to discover Ray Bradbury’s brilliant, lyrical, emotional, intuitive writing. His stories revealed the world to me, as well as my place in it.
I was lucky enough to meet Ray Bradbury on a number of occasions. But today I’d like to share the day I first discovered him, when I was nine years old. I read his short story called All Summer in a Day.*
My life was forever changed.
I’m telling this story in the inaugural episode of our new podcast: Socratica Reads.
This is not your typical book review podcast. There are plenty of those out there already! Socratica Reads is a personal journey. It’s an exploration of the profound effects that the right book at the right time can have on a person.
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This will not be the one and only episode that will feature Ray Bradbury, because of course many of his works helped shape us into the creators we are today. Stay tuned for more Bradbury and other creators whose works we have found influential.
*If you’d like to read this story, you can find it in the collection A Medicine for Melancholy here: https://amzn.to/3aA3UK4.
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