Einstein Walking Meditation

wanderer, there is no path,
you lay down a path in walking. 

Antonio Machado (translated by Franciso Valera)

Nobel Laureates in Physics Albert Einstein (left) and Niels Bohr (right) walking.
Photo taken at the 1930 Solvay Conference in Brussels.
Source: Danish Film Institute
Photo: Paul Ehrenfest

 
“Let a railway wagon be moving along a track at a constant speed . Let a man walk along the wagon at a speed  in the direction of the wagon’s motion. By which speed  relatively to the railway embankment is the man moving during his walk? It seems that is only one possible answer results from this way of thinking:
If the man stopped after one second, he would, relative to the embankment, have moved forward for a certain distance  which is equal to the speed of the wagon. Actually, relative to the wagon, that is, in relation to the embankment, he would also have traveled forward by a pace the distance , which corresponds to the speed of his walk. Thus, relative to the embankment, in the given second the man travels in all the distance

 
 
(19.1)

Later on, we will see that this way of thinking which is in accordance with classical mechanics, expresses the addition theorem, cannot be retained, and that this law, we had just now written, does not represent the truth”

 

Einstein, Theory of Relativity , 19. ADDITION OF SPEEDS, 19.1 Addition of speeds in a vacuum

quoted at http://users.scnet.rs/~mrp/chapter19.html

“I sometimes ask myself how it came about that I was the one to develop the theory of relativity. The reason, I think, is that a normal adult never stops to think about problems of space and time. These are things which he has thought about as a child. But my intellectual development was retarded,as a result of which I began to wonder about space and time only when I had already grown up.” – Einstein

 

 

only tracks in the ocean foam

Wanderer, path there is none,
only tracks in the ocean foam.

Antonio Machado (translated by Franciso Valera)

 

Wanderer, the road is your footsteps

Wanderer, the road is your
footsteps, nothing else;
wanderer, there is no path,
you lay down a path in walking.

In walking, you lay down a path
and when turning around
you see the road you’ll
never step on again.
Wanderer, path there is none,
only tracks in the ocean foam.

Antonio Machado (translated by Franciso Valera)

two kids watching telly

two kids watching telly

TElly Fans six
two kids watching television
garhite drawing
© adam cope

 

is this familar or what?
across the world
children plug-in & drop-out
tv = quiet time for the parents & dream time for the kids
 it’ also a a good time to draw kids
aren’t they lovely!

A Drawing for Dad’s Birthday

pencil drawing of a boy drawing

pencil drawing of a boy drawing
© adam cope

 

Some kids drawings for Dad”s birthday! also I drew them whilst they were making the
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