I have been thinking about Ray Bradbury all week, in preparation for the transit of Venus. For some reason this once in a lifetime event reminds me so much of his short story, All Summer In A Day. This is about the little girl who lived on Venus but was the only one who had seen the sun, which on Venus only came out once every 7 years, a lifetime to a child. This story touched me deeply when I read it, as a child myself, and always remembered it. When I heard that Ray Bradbury died last night, I was completely struck. I wonder, did he have a chance to see the transit of Venus before he died? Was he just waiting to see it before he left us? Regardless of the answer to these questions, I find his passing during the transit to be one of those synchronicities in life that cause us to pause in wonder. It doesn't seem quite possible that it was a coincidence.
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