Bradburyesque

Ray Bradbury is probably one of my favorite authors.

His way of putting thought together into ideas that build images is simply incredible. It never fails to amaze me when I read his short stories how much world he can build in so little time. In only a few sentences he can transport you to a far off future, in the house of a farmer who wishes to go to space. Or he can place you in the mind of a middle school boy, just strapping on the new shoes of summer, and sprinting out into the he wilds. The jungles of a post apocalyptic Mexico, or the small town worry of a murderer on the loose.

I enjoy his writing because he writes the way I think. Ideas first, that coalesce into words, that get sorted into communicable phrases and explanations. Often my first attempt at explaining something to a friend isn’t near detailed enough. I’ll skip past the broad strokes to give them the important bits five or six levels down. Then I realize they’re lost and I need to give them more context so I broaden the scope.

Reading Bradbury instills a desire to tell stories as well. Partially because of different story – based video series I’m watching, and partly because of where I’m at in life.

Soon enough, I’ll be launching a YouTube channel to accompany this blog. I don’t know if it’ll gain any traction, but I need an outlet for my video and photography that feels worthwhile and fulfilling. Not that my current job is anything less than a godsend, but I’m not growing in the places I want to grow. I only grow my artistic skill by doing and making, and we’re not doing much of that right now.

So, be on the lookout for that soon. Maybe it’ll be a week, maybe it’ll be a month. But it’ll be less than 2 months. I hope.

Here’s to the future, and to Ray Bradbury.

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