Einstein’s Dreams by Alan Lightman


This book was given to me when I was about 16, by my high school homeroom teacher Ken, who thought I might enjoy it. It sat on my shelf for these past 7 or so years, and I’ve FINALLY picked it up and read it. Man, I feel like a dummy for not reading it sooner.

This is a really interesting and thought-provoking book, with really beautiful language and great imagery.

Each chapter is a dream that Einstein has about time, and the different ways in which it might work. In one dream, time is a never-ending loop, and every action is repeated millions of times. In another, time is stilled at a specific location, and the farther one gets from that point, the faster times moves. In another, time moves backwards – people are old and grow younger. In another, future time is an unthinkable concept and people never think, ponder, plan, or wonder about the future. And so on and so forth.

The greatest (and saddest) thing about this book is that it really reminds you how important time is to each of us, because we literally only have so much. Therefore this book makes me want to go do great luxurious and romantic things, before time runs out.

4 stars


Talk to me.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s