Passions of an Odd Chick

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I hope you recognize my little sketch of Einstein. Odd chicks like me - well, he's one of my favorite crushes, I must say. Einstein said once when introduced to an adoring crowd, "It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible non-conformist so warmly received." That's the way I feel about all my blog friends. Your encouragement and comments mean so much to me. I also love Einstein because he gave clout to the misinterpreted. Like my son, Einstein didn't care about his hair or wearing socks -he had more important things to think about. And even with his brilliant understanding of the universe he always believed that God was the "illimitable superior Spirit" and he was just looking for the mysteries that God already knew and had left for us to find. He also had an insatiable curiosity. Einstein said, "Never lose a holy curiosity". Until the very end of his life, he never quit questioning or lost his passion for learning. I think I could have hung out with the dude. I might not have understood everything he said, but I would have loved following him around while he muttered and muddled in the universe.
Here's a cute ditty - I call it Einstein humor, by Ted Shoemaker
From way down in my cranium
This prediction I will make
That if you eat uranium
You'll get an atomic ache. :) teehee


a mouthy irish-catholic woman said...

i love einstien too.

i saw this gem the other day and wanted to share it: If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it. --Margaret Fuller

thats what you do :)you light a whole bunch of candles.

Eric S. said...

I love it, that is a cute little ditty. Your sketch is pretty cool too.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I love the warmth in that sketch.

redchair said...

Your sketch is great fun and very telling of the personality of Einstein. There seemed to be a kindness or joy about him and you certainly captured that. Good work.

Marc Snyder said...

Recognized him in a second!

Your commentary with your images is really wonderful - great bloggin!

The Victorious place said...

I love this!!! He had such a warm face no matter if his hair was unkempted. You captured it well.
Just sent you flicker mail re; Where I been.

linda said...

great sketch and yes, I knew him immediately as well! I thought Einstein's one lament at the end of his life was that he was not able to *prove* the existence of a all he did prove, it was this mystery that intrigued him or so I thought....

food for thought, odd chick, and thank you for that! :)

Kimmie said...

You are a gifted artist - you captured him in just a few lines really - wonderful!

Steve Emery said...

Great sketch - recognizable immediately. My favorite Einstein quote is the famous one: "Imagination is more important than knowledge." That's how we've homeschooled our kids. Not that there isn't a lot of knowledge being passed about in this house, but we don't think the facts are the most important part.

Thanks for sharing this.