Often when people start to drift apart, the first thing they do is stop talking. The two lovebirds in this tale, William Forrester and Helen Loomis, spent their days after meeting “reacquainting” themselves with each other. For twenty-five days straight, the two of them relived their lives for each other during conversation. They learned both were capable of engaging in stimulating conversation with each other because they had so much in common. “They talked of art, of literature, of life, society and politics[.]” (Schwiebert 251) When two people are away from each other, it...
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...e with a ninety-five year old woman, but laughing makes everyone younger. Doubting reincarnation can’t change the fact that they knew each other, loved each other, always had, and probably always would. None wants to end up a “meticulous old bachelor” (Schwiebert 249) or deserving their fate for missing their chance. If one chooses to respect Ray Bradbury’s stance as a fantasy writer, it can really cast doubts about the lessons learned from this story. When I hand this over to my computer to be typed, maybe I will make that last line disappear. Then I can live in the fantasy world where mistakes are never made and love is never lost, so there will be no need to learn anything from this story.
Bradbury, Ray. “A Story About Love.” Reading and Writing from Literature. Ed. Suzanne Phelps Weir. Third Edition. Boston: Houghton Milfflin Company, 2005. 247-256.
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