15 March 2006

blue skies

I will soon post pictures of our most recent trip to Three Cliffs with the folks over at OaO--but I want to say now that the entire time they were here--three full days--the sun did not come out but once, for about 3 minutes. They left at one this afternoon. It is now almost 3 pm, and it's fully sunny and beautiful outside. much like the child in Ray Bradbury's short story about Venus, rain, and sunshine, they did not see Swansea in its sunny glory. And so they will never believe us that it is often sunny here. But there you are. I must go find my sunglasses....

3 comments:

Mark Salada said...
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Mark Salada said...

"All Summer in a Day," originally published as a short story in the book A Medicine for Melancholy (1959), became a short TV movie in 1982. That story is one of the most influential Bradbury writings I read in childhood, solidfying my interest in science fiction for life. Did you pick some flowers to share with Margot? :)

Rebecca said...

I too was, well, traumatized by this story. I completely identified (as we all did, I suppose) with Margot, and being the butt of the mean kids' teasing, and having a different perspective than they did and therefore being ostracised in the closet. And the way he builds up to the kids finally seeing the sun, and then telling Margot about it, and how she was right, and yet how she will not get to see the sun...just tragic. particularly for a Colorado girl.