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Albert Einstein and Elizabeth Taylor

Hello. New Owl Farm intern, Natalia Detko from State University of New York, arrived today with our other darling, Senior intern  Liz Yount from Denver University.  They drove through Glenwood Canyon under blue skies, and indeed a blue moon. One of  Natalia’s  jobs will be to post the DAILY quote for you on this blog.  I have highlighted Hunter’s books with my favorite quotes to be included in a book of Hunter’s wisdom.  She will be going through them and posting the quotes I’ve selected for that day.  So… Guess what? You will get your HST wisdom fix on a much more regular basis than I’ve been posting lately. Hot Damn.

The weather was especially  "bright blue" today:  Warm breeze & pionies in full bloom. I have one peony plant that is in such full bloom and attracts so much  attention to that it reminds me of Elizabeth Taylor. I planted that plant only a few years ago among many others. Yes, our Piony,  she hails from a this gorgeous feminine bad-ass  Owl Farm flower garden .  I’m impressed with mother nature today, as always.

Today’s wisdom is actaully from Albert Einstein. Walter Isaacson wrote an important book  about Einstein.  This is from a section from an interview included in Walter’s book:

One Interview was with George Sylvester Viereck:

Do you believe in immortality? “No. And one life is enough for me.”

Einstein tried to express these feelings clearly, both for himself and all those who wanted a simple answer from him about his faith.  So in the summer of 1930, amid his sailing and ruminations in Caputh, he composed a credo, “What I Believe,” that he recorded for a human-rights group and later published.  It concluded with an explaination of what he meant when he called himself religious: “the most beautiful emotion we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of all true art and science.  He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead, a snuffed-out candle.”

Albert Einstein, from Walter Isaacson’s book 20 things You Need to Know About Einstein.

Until next time, your friend, standing rapt in awe,

Anita Thompson

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