This thought-provoking book was written by Alan Lightman, a professor of physics and writing at MIT. In this book, a hypothetical series of Einstein’s dreams during his stint as a patent clerk in Switzerland in 1905 were presented. In his dreams, time flows differently in different worlds. In one world, time has three dimensions, in another world time is sticky and some people get stuck in the past, and in another world time is infinite, so on and so forth.
Of all the fictional worlds, people are, however counter – intuitive this may sound to you, most content when they live in the moment. They don’t want an infinite life, they don’t want to stay eternally in a happy moment, they don’t want to go back to the past.
“Most people have learned how to live in the moment… It is a world of sincerity. It is a world in which every word spoken speaks just to that moment, every glance given had only one meaning, each touch has no past or no future, each kiss is a kiss of immediacy.”
The book will take you to a journey into different worlds with different concepts of time in lyrical and intelligent prose. You will find these scenarios strikingly similar to your life or someone’s you know. It will make you think deeper and become more conscious about time.
My favorite book of all time!