Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Goodbye Ray - Maybe see you again some time?

Allow the wonderfully intriguing Martian Chronicles to illustrate the point...

Transit of Venus 5th June 2012

Partial Lunar Eclipse 4th June 2012

The Golden Apples of the Sun is an anthology of 22 short stories by science fiction author Ray Bradbury, first published in 1953. The title was drawn from the last line of the final stanza of W.B. Yeates poem, "The Song of Wandering Aengus" (1899):

Though I am old with wandering
Through hollow lands and hilly lands,
I will find out where she has gone
And kiss her lips and take her hands;
And walk among long dappled grass,
And pluck till time and times are done
The silver apples of the moon,
The golden apples of the sun.
— W.B. Yeates, The Wind Among the Reeds

How ironic that his passing should take place now. R.I.P. Ray Bradbury 1920-2012

Artist Impression NASA's 100 Years Mission to Colonize Mars 


LVB said...

Very nice tribute, Marie.

And that's a great scene from The Martian Chronicles - it really shows how our perceptions of what we believe is reality can be very different from one another - and probably even different from what is actually "reality", itself. :)

... said...


Bradbury is a real favorite of mine! This is one of those pivotal scenes in The Martian Chronicles that I remember from years ago, but at the time it's real significance was unknown to me. Old and wiser now, I see it clearer. Although the question remains, what is the true nature of reality?