Einstein is among the brightest minds of the last century. The value he places on fantasy in this quote is shocking. However, “fantasy” is defined as “imagining things which are impossible or improbable”. When Einstein allowed his mind to consider alternate possibilities, he created a world where time and space were no longer absolute concepts. In his imagination, time and space were relative to a frame of reference.
We need not understand the math, to appreciate its value. Letting our minds consider the impossible and the improbable is freeing. It allows us to create worlds where improbable coexists with impossible in ways which feel logical.
Will you allow your genius freedom to fantasize today?
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer