It is funny. I often thought about how I might feel on this day. Believe it or not, I planned for it. I have a couple rare unpublished stories that I saved... to treasure in quiet some time today. The influence Ray had on my life and who I am cannot be measured. He will be missed... but (as we all know) he will also live forever.
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You will be sorely missed Ray! You have always been an inspiration and have fueled my imagination since the first time I read one of your shorts as a teen. My condolences to your loved ones and fans who should take comfort in the fact that you are now with your beloved Marguerite somewhere enjoying an endless sunny and fragrant day strolling hand-in-hand toward whatever lies ahead.....
Credit goes to Mr. Bradbury for my having such a full life of possibility. Through his books I found Science Fiction. Through Science Fiction I found my mate and my community. Every time I get a new pair of sneakers I can leap to the moon. This world is so lovely thanks to his shared imagination. Science.