"I was so busy rushing headlong into the future, loving libraries and
books and authors with all my heart and soul, was so consumed
with becoming myself that I simply didn't notice that I was short,
homely and untalented."
From the introduction to Bradbury Stories ( William Morrow publ.)
by Ray Bradbury
Since retiring in May this is the first time I have the luxury of
sitting down at home and fiddling with my books. It seems to
be a time to read, think and look, both forward and backward.
My books; mirrors to the reflections, loves, lives of so many
others, both real and imagined, help as well.
"We live forward, but understand backwards'
from Reading Dante: From Here to Eternity
by Prue Shaw