REFLECTIONS ON ALBERT EINSTEIN AND THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY
My good friend Albert Einstein died Monday April 18, 1955. I was not with him when he died, but he told me about it. He said, “I rose up out of my body and was surrounded by a bright white light. The light was so bright! The first thing I did, in the afterlife, was buy a pair of sunglasses.”
I the only thing I understood about Albert’s Theory of Relativity was that my cousins were related to me because of my aunts and uncles. My aunts and uncles were related to me, too. I have no idea what my relatives have to do with energy, mass and the speed of light. I do know that when my relatives visited, they took up space and time or spacetime as Albert used to say.
In 1895, when Albert was 16 years old, a Munich schoolmaster wrote in Albert’s school report, “He will never amount to anything.” This schoolmaster was right!