Einstein was one of the brightest minds of the last century. The value he placed on fantasy in this quote is shocking, given that he was a man of science. 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 don’t need to understand the mathematical equations, to appreciate the value of his theories. Letting our minds consider the unthinkable and unbelievable is freeing. It allows us to create worlds where improbable coexists with impossible in ways that feel logical.
Will you allow your genius freedom to fantasize today?
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer