The World as Einstein Sees It

Albert Einstein wrote a memoir at the end of his life called The World As I See It.  This, his life story, contains no mention of either wife, Mileva or Elsa, or his children–not even the two he acknowledged, Hans Albert and Eduard, never mind the daughter Lieserl, born to Mileva before their marriage.  Instead, with pride he proclaims the necessity of casting off the “chains of the merely personal.”

Am I to bind him back to to those from whom he wished to be liberated?  How is it possible to be independent of personal influences?  Why does a person want to be?

About Nancy Pinard

Professionally-speaking, Nancy Pinard is an author-educator who spends her days writing, teaching, reading, and researching for her writing and teaching. She is the author of two published novels, Shadow Dancing and Butterfly Soup, and numerous short stories. She has taught the craft of fiction writing in many venues including Sinclair Community College, University of Dayton Life-Long Learning Institute, Antioch Writers' Workshop, Mad Anthony Writers' Workshop, and Molasses Pond Writers' Workshop. Personally, her faith is what sustains, inspires, and motivates her to continue to explore meaning through literature. "You are right in demanding that an artist approach his work consciously, but you are confusing two concepts: the solution of a problem and the correct formulation of a problem. Only the second is required of the artist." — Anton Chekov to Alexei Suvorin, October 27, 1888
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