It’s time to fictionalize. When Einstein and Mileva went to Lake Como, it’s unknown where they spent the nights. On the most fateful day, the day they took a horse-drawn sleigh through the blinding six meter deep snow into Splugen Pass, they spent the night together, possibly for the first time (though biographers speculate differently on this subject, perhaps more a reflection on themselves than on these two) and conceived Lieserl. It seems like I should decide on a specific place for that. The town at the mouth of the pass on the Italian side is Chiavenna. Here’s what it looks like, with thanks to an Australian blogger with the user name of Souter for the pictures. It makes sense geographically. Is it romantic enough for their tryst?
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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Definitely romantic enough, and something that would help the reader envision the human side of two such brilliant people. I can’t wait to see this published!