“The things that you do
should be the things that you love.
The things that you love
should be the things that you do.”
My Valentine’s Day gift to you lies in the link below.
You will giggle. You will laugh out loud. You will be inspired. You might even cry but they will be tears of joy. Mostly, your heart will burst open with the excitement of watching and listening to Ray Bradbury, literary treasure and self-proclaimed “young boy who fell in love with life.”
Bradbury lived his entire life in deep, passionate love with it. His thoughts and feelings, conveyed here http://ed.ted.com/on/fEH0EaiV with the energy and enthusiasm of a child, yet delivered by a man in his 80s, is truly remarkable to witness, mainly because it is so very rare.
This 22-minute interview was filmed in 2005 in Bradbury’s home in Los Angeles by the National Endowment for the Arts when Bradbury was in his 80s. He died in 2012 at the age of 91.
Here, http://ed.ted.com/on/fEH0EaiV, Bradbury reveals the origin of the title of his best-known work, “Fahrenheit 451”. He’ll tell you about having met “The Illustrated Man” himself as a child; then how, as an adult, he wrote the book, which later became a film. You’ll giggle when he tells you how also, as a 12-year old, the age at which he decided to become a writer, he looked up at the planet Mars and said “Take me home!” and then again, as an adult, wrote “The Martian Chronicles”.
Do yourself a favor this Valentine’s Day. Gather your loved ones around and click on this link for cryin’ out loud. http://ed.ted.com/on/fEH0EaiV Watch it, then send it to everyone you know. I will double your money back if you are not elated by the time just the first three minutes are up.
If you find yourself without a special Valentine this February 14, fret no further. By the time these 22 minutes are up, you will be in love with Ray Bradbury.
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY.