On this day, April 18, in 1955, Albert Einstein died. Einstein--the physicist pioneer who radically changed humanity's perception of the relationship between time, space and motion, and who won the Nobel Prize in 1921.
Like everyone, I admire Einstein's ability to think in a different way and to allow that thinking to lead him to discovery. What I admire the most, however, when I read his writings or things written about him, is his attitude toward the many mysteries of life, which is one of wonder. Einstein loved the endless possibilities posed by the universe, and because of this even death did not frighten him, since perhaps for him another cosmic mystery was being solved.
On the subject of life's mystery, Einstein said:
"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity."
" The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science."
There are many interesting books about Einstein, but the most recent one I've read is called "Driving Mr. Albert: Traveling Across America with Einstein's Brain." It's an interesting read, and yes, Einstein's brain was in the trunk of the car.
Talk about interesting mysteries . . .