If asked what famous (or infamous) person – living or dead – I would choose to spend an hour with I would not pause a single moment before exclaiming, “ALBERT EINSTEIN!” I have the crush of all crushes on Albert Einstein. Albert had such a beautiful mind and playful soul.
I know what you are thinking. You are thinking, “Albert Einstein?? Is this the same woman who has a frequent visitor punch card at Chippendales?” Ummm…yes, that would be me.
I know that my crush on Albert is outside my normal attraction zone. It’s true that I like the beefcake boys that lean more toward Rocky than rocket science. While Albert may not have been a beefcake, what he lacked in physical muscles he made up in commonsensical brilliance and some hardcore genius type brilliance as well.
I love the way Albert viewed things. I think that even in his brilliance he remained grounded. His view of the world was, in my mind, spot on. Albert has been quoted as having said many things that charm and delight me, but far and away my favorite quotation from Albert is the one captured below.
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I like this observation by Albert because it evidences appreciation for the different gifts folks bring to the table. I agree with him on this front. I think this is an important message.
It is believed that Albert Einstein was on the autism spectrum – more specifically that he had Asperger syndrome. Many amazing and highly creative thinkers were believed to be on the spectrum. Folks that gave us so much – folks like Isaac Newton, Thomas Jefferson, Mozart, Beethoven , Alexander Graham Bell, etc. When you see this short list of names, you can appreciate the brilliance on the spectrum.
We all have different gifts – we are all geniuses in our own way. That is such an important message and it resonates so much more clearly for me because it came from Albert. For me, in Albert’s words lies the most important message we need to convey about those on the spectrum – don’t accentuate what you find to be missing, celebrate the gifts that are present.
You were one helluva’ guy Albert – some day in the future we’ll have to get together.
Day one thousand three hundred and fifty-nine of the new forty – obla di obla da