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Einstein's Dreams Chapter Summary & Analysis - 20 May, 1905 through Interlude Summary

Alan Lightman
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20 May, 1905 through Interlude Summary

In Einstein's dream of May 20, no one remembers anything from the past. No one knows their business, their home, or their wives and children, so that each day is a fresh, new day. Sleeping with a spouse is like the first time. Every moment is lived in the present, except for written records. People keep Books of Life of their own experience to remember themselves. Each person discovers himself or herself anew when reading his or her book. When people are old, they must choose whether to read the beginning of their books or the end, their youths or their later days. Other people have stopped looking at the Book of Life, forgetting about their own path. These people are confident and live well in a world of no memory.

On May 22, Einstein dreams of a world where people's plans are suddenly upset...

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