Einstein's Dreams - 8 May, 1905 through 15 May, 1905 Summary & Analysis

Alan Lightman
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8 May, 1905 through 15 May, 1905 Summary

In Einstein's dream of May 8, 1905, time is finite, and everyone knows that time ends on September 26, 1907. Schools close the prior year, and children are free to play. A month before the end, businesses and government shut down. People are free to talk and be with each other. A mother and daughter plan a trip together, to spend time together before the end. A man who hated his boss has made peace with the boss and with his unfaithful wife. Money has little value, and people are happy and free, spending time doing what they want.

A day before the end, everyone is happy, laughing and playing in the streets. People swim in the river and bathe naked in the fountain. Everyone is equal, since the world is ending for everyone. A woman plans to make love to a man she has wanted for...

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