I came across this quote by Ray Bradbury this afternoon. Ray Bradbury’s Illustrated Man was one of the few science fiction books I read and really loved. It was never really my genre but I loved a lot of what I read about the man.
“It’s lack that gives us inspiration,” he said. “It’s not fullness.”
This quote came from an interview with Terry Gross in 1988 and was later reprinted by NPR upon his death.
I have thought about this quote a lot today and it made me think about my own writing and my own dreams. We do dream about things we desire or hope for, not the things already in our possession.
It makes me ask myself what I hope for and dream of at this phase of my life.
To create something that does not yet exist does take a dreamer with a high level of imagination.
Ray Bradbury never learned to drive a car but it did not stop him from writing about automobiles and space travel. So much so that he felt he inspired the people that made space travel possible. What an accomplishment!
I am re-setting my sights. I think it might serve us well if we took the time to do this more often. If we change, then I would think our goals and aspirations change as well.
Have a great week everyone!