as tender as he always was


And yet, as always, the springtime sun brings forth new life, and we may rejoice because of this new life and contribute to its unfolding; and Mozart remains as beautiful and tender as he always was and always will be. There is, after all, something eternal that lies beyond reach of the hand of fate and of all human delusions. And such eternals lie closer to an older person than to a younger one oscillating between fear and hope.

– Albert Einstein

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4 Comments

  • -E-
    Mar 11, 2013 at 23:51

    RYC: I’m pretty sure you have to actually see something to descry it. Not sure if there’s a word for sort of ‘having your peripheral vision haunted’ by something. It would make a nice metaphor though…I’ll keep on the lookout for it (see what I did there).

  • Chantel
    Mar 12, 2013 at 14:16

    “…oscillating between fear and hope.” It’s terribly true, that summary of youth…yet, I no longer feel young. But it lingers.

    Come quickly, sweet spring.

  • Slyde
    Mar 20, 2013 at 18:12

    Wow, Einstein said that? i’d never guess it

  • JP Fanshawe
    Apr 29, 2013 at 13:19

    A beautiful thought, but it saddens me when I think that one or the other must win that battle…and as we age, too often it seems, fear emerges victorious.

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