Close up this picture looks like Albert Einstein. Blink or peek from a little distance and she looks just like Marilyn Monroe.
Who would have guessed they could ever be mistaken for each other? Wacky, eh?
I adore a little visual trickery and in any event I think that "reality" is highly overrated and for people who lack imagination.
So here are some great thought provoking quotes from my favorite theoretical physicist (Albert, not Marilyn, of course) who thought that "Mathematics is the Music of the Universe"...and I tend to agree.
"Two things inspire me to awe -- the starry heavens above and the moral universe within."
"Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty."
"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed."
"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift."
"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity."
"Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age 18."
"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."
"It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education."
"Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts."
All the quotes in blue above are from Albert Einstein