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Albert Einstein’s Office At The Time Of His Death On April 18, 1955

Albert Einstein's Office On His Death April 18, 1955

MY CONSTANT COMPANION II ?

“Whew!  My Constant Companion was a heavy post.  Dark, very dark.  You’re an imaginary number.  Why the dark mood?”

My good friend Mark Twain once said, ‘The secret source of humor is not joy but sorrow; there is no humor in Heaven.’  I find dark moods the other side of being funny.  I take humor seriously.  This is something most people do not understand.  Just because I joke about something does not mean that I don’t take it seriously.  And just because I take something seriously doesn’t mean that I can’t joke about it.  I cannot take anything seriously unless I can joke about it.

“So your brooding produces humor?”

And the humor produces brooding.  One does not exist without the other – at least for me.  But you should know this.  You’re a voice inside my head.

“Just because I exist inside your head does not mean that I know everything that goes on inside your head.”

Well then who or what are you?

“I am creative energy.  I chose this lifetime to live inside your head as a voice.  I enjoy expressing myself in whatever way I can, and I enjoy helping you to express yourself.”

But you sometimes tell me funny things.  Don’t you ever have dark moods?

“No.”

Why not?

“I am creative energy.   I don’t believe that brooding is the other side of being funny.  You do.”

You’re telling me that I don’t have to have dark moods?  I don’t have to cover my shyness with joking and laughing?

“That’s right.  There is only one principle running the universe:  Believing Makes It So.  Everything is true because believing makes it so.  Believe something different, and something different becomes true.”

Why do I get the feeling that you are more than creative energy?

“How many voices in your head does it take to change a light bulb?”

I don’t know.  How many?

“None!  Whoever heard of a voice in your head needing a light bulb?”

You’re more than creative energy, aren’t you?

“Why did the voice in your head cross the road?”

I don’t know.

“To buy light bulbs it did not need.”

You’re avoiding my question.  Are you going to tell me?

“I’ve told you enough.”