|Francesco Clemente, Son (1983), oil on linen|
Goodbye to this wonderful imaginer of worlds whose reach into our lives, our children's lives, our grandchildren's lives, is exponential. His website recounts a story of his decision to reach for a kind of immortality:
|Coraline and her cat|
He inspired, for example, Neil Gaiman, who brought us Coraline, among others. Here is a short story he wrote, called "The Man Who Forgot Ray Bradbury."
On this day unlike any other in our lifetimes, as Venus shows herself to the world, Bradbury's worlds endure.