Luck

— Belated Greeting 2018


In a passage from his Autobiographical Notes, the sixty–seven–year–old Albert Einstein (March 14th 1879 – April 18th 1955) considers the nature of wonderment:

«I have no doubt that our thinking goes on for the most part without use of signs (words) and beyond that to a considerable degree unconsciously. For how, otherwise, should it happen that we sometimes wonder quite spontaneously about some experience? This wondering appears to occur when an experience comes into conflict with a world of concepts already sufficiently fixed within us. Whenever such a conflict is experienced sharply and intensely it reacts back upon our world of thought in a decisive way. The development of this world of thought is in a certain sense a continuous flight from wonder.»

once
we were young
at this
machine…
drinking
smoking
typing.

it was a most
splendid
miraculous
time
still
is

only now
instead of

moving toward
time
it
moves toward
us

makes each word
drill
into the
paper

clear

fast

hard

feeding a
closing
space.

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