Mr. Einstein Once Said…


Quote: Albert Einstein; Photo:

Knowledge, learning, creativity, these are all admirable virtues. They should be cultivated, explored, improved. Never ignored to erode or become stale.

Real art, though, comes not simply from having these qualities but in how we teach them to others. Joy is in sharing, in exposing the process of learning – from ups to downs and setbacks to accomplishments – so that someone else can learn and use the boost to reach their own creative pinnacles.

Learn in order to teach. Teach so that you never stop learning (put that on a bumper sticker!). 



  1. So true, Kelly! We all stand on the shoulders of giants and my giants were mainly teachers and librarians and a father who had little education, but a thirst for knowledge.

    1. Thanks for the comment. We all learn from someone/somewhere and those who instill in others that ‘thirst for knowledge’ are special people!

  2. Do you know any Yeats poems? I like ‘The Second Coming’. The line ‘the best lack all conviction while the worst are full of passionate intensity’ rings quite true today as fundamentalism clangs down with a burnt metal smell on our freedom. Joni Mitchell put it to song on her ‘The Beginning of Survival’ album. Look for ‘Slouching Towards Bethlehem’.

    Also, since Dylan is my favorite song writer, how about the lyrics to ‘Tangled Up in Blue’. You ought to find some recognition in its framework for your broken heart. If not there then in his ‘Simple Twist of Fate’. My quotidian recommends on a flat Tuesday.

    1. “And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?” I know a little Yeats (The Second Coming being one in the knowledge base) and I finished Didion’s “Slouching Towards Bethlehem” last month. A nice contrast it is that she writes to the standard 60’s era Utopia normally offered. I’m off to read and listen to Mr. Dylan and Ms. Mitchell. I look forward to it…

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