Probably the ONE thing that very few people know about Albert Einstein is his love towards Mileva, the girl who will later become his wife and mother of his two children.
There are numerous letters collected which are written by Albert Einstein for his soulmate.
They are pretty interesting and fun to read as they give you a picture of another Albert, one full of romance, boldness, heart, and a… smooth flirter?
“Dear little sweetheart,”
Albert Einstein starts the letter.
“Once again I’ve let a few lazy days slip by without accomplishing anything. You know, the kind of days when you sleep late because there’s nothing important to do, then go out until the room has been made up, and then study until fatigue sets in. Then you loaf around for a while and half-heartedly look forward to dinner, listlessly contemplating highly philosophical questions while whistling a little… How was I able to live alone before, my little everything? Without you I lack self-confidence, passion for work, and enjoyment of life — in short, without you, my life is no life.”
“Don’t study too hard when your books come; rest instead, so you can become my old street urchin again. There is only one thing I ask of you, and that is to take care of yourself — if not, then I’ll spank you…” – The smooth lover Albert Einstein writes to his soulmate.
“With best wishes and tender kisses, the last especially, from your
Albert” – Albert finishes the letter.
After a while, Albert and his family go on a vacation.
He then, writes another letter to his loved Mileva about how his parents do not approve of his love towards her:
“My parents are very worried about my love for you. Mama often cries bitterly and I don’t have a single moment of peace here. My parents weep for me almost as if I had died. Again and again they complain that I have brought misfortune upon myself by my devotion to you… Oh Dollie, it’s enough to drive one mad! … If only they knew you! But it’s as if they’re under a spell, thinking all the while that I am…
I’ll only be able to recover from this vacation gradually, by being in your arms — there are worse things in life than exams. Now I know. This is worse than any external problem.
My only diversion is studying, which I am pursuing with redoubled effort, and my only hope is you, my dear, faithful soul. Without the thought of you I would no longer want to live among this sorry herd of humans. But having you makes me proud, and your love makes me happy I will be doubly happy when I can press you close to my heart once again and see those loving eyes which shine for me alone, and kiss your sweet mouth which trembles blissfully for me alone…
Kissing you from the bottom of my heart, your
Sweetheart” Albert finishes the letter.
Two weeks later, he writes:
“No matter what happens, we’ll have the most wonderful life in the world. Pleasant work and being together — and what’s more, we now answer to no one, can stand on our own feet, and enjoy our youth to the utmost. Who could have it any better? When we have scraped together enough money, we can buy bicycles and take a bike tour every couple of weeks.” – Albert finishes the letter reminding all of us about the most important things in life.
You see, no matter who you are and the quotient of your intellect, no matter if you unlock the secrets of The Universe there are things that are of immeasurable importance to all of us.
Even though for the grander scheme these things may not be seen as important, but riding a bike on a sunny day with your loved one, listening to music, being embraced in their hug on a starry night, dancing and laughing to silly jokes is what gives meaning and real importance to our lives.
At the end of the day, life is about these things, not about how big of a brain you have.
Source: The letters were taken from the collection: Albert Einstein/Mileva Maric: The Love Letters
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