Zen in Wickedness

“You had to run with a night like this, so the sadness could not hurt.” Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes (1962)

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In his book, Zen in the Art of Writing, (brought to my attention by Paula Cappa in her blog post, Writing is Survival, Ray Bradbury’s Zen), Bradbury states, that “The faster you blurt, the more swiftly you write, the more honest you are.” Reading Something Wicked This Way Comes and enjoying his energetic prose, I was struck by how immediately this statement becomes apparent.