Einstein's Dreams - 11 June 1905 through Interlude Summary & Analysis

Alan Lightman
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11 June 1905 through Interlude Summary

On June 11, Einstein dreams of a world where there is no future. No one can imagine the next moment, day, or year. Every moment is final. A goodbye means never seeing the other person again, and being alone means being alone forever. Actions don't have consequences. Some people are afraid to do anything. Other people live in each moment, and still other people are consumed by the past.

A man sits in a café having coffee and pastry, watching the street. The sky fills with clouds, but the man does not leave. There is no future, so he cannot foresee that clouds will mean rain. When the rain comes, the man goes inside. He talks with the chef. The rain, from the man's viewpoint, will never end. When the rain stops, the sunshine will never end, the man believes.

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