In the universe, there are things that are known, and things that are unknown. And, in between, there are doors.
Why does tumblr never talk about Pushkin? I see plenty of dubious “Beethoven was totally black guys” posts, but I never hear anything about what could possibly be Russia’s most influential writer, who was definitely black. I don’t just mean him possibly looking black - being…
A human being is a part of a whole, called by us “universe”, a part limited in time and space He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest…a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our talk must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
—Albert Einstein (via missfolly)