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Evening everyone, I hope you are ready for another installment featuring A Tattered Page*; a special Curse event that combines the love of books with the joy of SL creation. Designers read the chosen book, find inspiration from the words within and create something that visually represents a citation from the book, which they include with their item. This round takes place January 7-31. 

The Martian Chronicles is a collection of short science fiction stories written by Ray Bradbury in the 1950s. The chapters are broken up into individual tales that weave together over the span of twenty-seven years. It tells the story of the colonization of Mars by humans who are seeking a better life from a war torn and tattered out earth.

In my previous posts on The Martian Chronicles I have touched on several events that occurred after first contact was made. But tonight I was was thinking...what were the Martians like before they were touched by us, it is shown by evidence found in the old ruined cities that they were once a great artistic people before they became the primitives that most Earthlings learn about when they settled upon  Mars.

My inspiration for these photos came from not just one section of the book but from through out all the chapters, as I read small passages and excerpts that caused my thoughts to spin images of a rich and beautiful culture much like ours, influenced by our thoughts, sounds and images carried by the radio waves from across the spacey depths from the other side of the sun. Ray Bradbury's words were often pure poetry creating a rich vibrant world full of a people with a culture to match.

"They had a house of crystal pillars on the planet Mars by the edge of an empty sea..."

-- Bradbury, Ray. The Martian Chronicles (p. 2).

All night she had slept on this silent river, like a boat upon a soundless tide. Now the fog burned away, the mist level lowered until she was deposited upon the shore of wakening.

-- Bradbury, Ray. The Martian Chronicles (p. 10).

" Ylla laid herself back in the canopy and, at a word from her husband, the birds leaped, burning, toward the dark sky. The ribbons tautened, the canopy lifted. The sand slid whining under; the blue hills drifted by, drifted by, leaving their home behind, the raining pillars, the caged flowers, the singing books, the whispering floor creeks. She did not look at her husband. She heard him crying out to the birds as they rose higher, like ten thousand hot sparkles, so many red-yellow fireworks in the heavens, tugging the canopy like a flower petal, burning through the wind."

-- Bradbury, Ray. The Martian Chronicles (p. 8).

"Beyond the marble amphitheater, in darkness and distances, lay little towns and villas; pools of silver water stood motionless and canals glittered from horizon to horizon. It was an evening in summer upon the placid and temperate planet Mars."

-- Bradbury, Ray. The Martian Chronicles (p. 19). 

" In the blowing moonlight, like metal petals of some ancient flower, like blue plumes, like cobalt butterflies immense and quiet, the old ships turned and moved over the shifting sands, the masks beaming and glittering, until the last shine, the last blue color, was lost among the hills."

-- Bradbury, Ray. The Martian Chronicles (p. 214).  

"She did not look up at him; she looked only at the empty desert and the very bright stars coming out now on the black sky, and far away there was a sound of wind rising and canal waters stirring cold in the long canals. She shut her eyes, trembling."

-- Bradbury, Ray. The Martian Chronicles (p. 18) 

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