Albert Einstein referred his life-long passion
as seeking to understand the "secret of the Old One."
I just found this little poem that is well worth understanding
Einstein - poem
by Robert Pack
Originally published in Whole Earth Review, Summer, 1987
Yes, one needs innocence to be
in contact with the "old One," hearing Him
assert His order in the image
of a burning bush. And cosmic whim
as arbitrary chance--
the fundamental structure of uncertainty
throughout the universe--that, too,
takes innocence to see,
like youthful Einstein's "glucklichste Gedanke
meines Lebens," his life's happy fate
to think that an observer falling freely will
not feel his body's weight;
compared with other falling bodies, he'll
perceive himself to be at rest.
Like Moses humbled by amazing flames,
by his Creator's "I AM THAT I AM,"
Einstein envisions light that bends
in a straight line, since finite space is curved,
and thus he comprehends
that gravitation is geometry!
Oh, in holy wonder, how
all matter moves within a space-time warp
reveals its law to him; he now
knows gravitation is equivalent
to increased motion: where we live,
our restless place of earthly rest, our home,
and where we go, are relative.
Newtonian experience, he still insists,
shows all events must have a cause,
and so the "old One" turns
away from His own chosen son; in that dim pause
the age of randomness is born.
The "old One" shakes His head,
while at the quantum border of uncertainty--
"We've lost our leader," someone said.
Barred from the promised land--
in which all forces might be unified
within a single law--
his strict faith held until he died;
he loved Mozartian serenity, and yet
would not take morphine for his pain:
"I want to go when I want . . .'
Einstein argued with the void.
His eyes remain a light to us--although
his nurse reported she had heard
but couldn't, at his death bed, understand
his muttered, final German word.
LIGHT, LIFE, LOVE...those three haloed words
JESUS CHRIST IS LORD!
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God
Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ!
See you on the High Ground!