Thursday, May 18, 2006

Einstein plays the violin

Tucker and I took a quick trip to Washington DC a few years ago and like thousands of other tourists I made him sit in Albert's lap for a picture.

Albert Einstein's schoolteachers told his parents that he was "stupid" and simply couldn't learn. They urged his parents to take him out of school.

What did his parents do instead? They bought him a violin. It was a turning point.

In later years, Einstein would turn to his violin while trying to work out his scientific formulae.

When asked about his theory of relativity, Einstein explained that, "It occurred to me by intuition, and music was the driving force behind that intuition. My discovery was the result of musical perception." (found in that great web site mentioned earlier the MUSEUM OF MUSIC

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