There are books which we love like children. Once we got over them, we go on to “ adult books” . And then there are books that captivate us at a time when Santa Clause has not yet left the world of magic and faith. And which, even after years have elapsed, we can still go back to find that the magic has not flown off the window. One such book is a “ Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’ Engle, a book first published in 1962 and continues to enchant the public with its rare combination of being a fairy tale, religious allegory and a brilliant scientific foray into the rarified world of astrophysics and quantum physics. We don’ t want to admit it but we will continue to read fairy tales to our kids even if experience us tells us that there are as much as happy endings as tragic ones – because we want to believe that we may strive to have happy endings.
And that aspiration does not make us hypocrites or liars to the younger generation. In the book, Meg, the main character, not only saves her little brother from evil clutches of IT and got back her father to their home – through the old good thing called love – but discovers that her faults, her imperfection saved the day.
What could be more inspirational than to know that we don’ t have to be perfect to be capable of the things that we need to do? Maybe the central tenet of Christianity is that God loves us in spite of our faults. The book also makes a good cause for intellect – one that uses intuition, rather than pure logic.
And the field of science that uses intuition as much as logic is physics. Just consider how Einstein famously stumbled upon his great theory of relativity – by imagining himself riding a beam of light. Journal: A DreamI’ ve had had dreams about my home and the house where I grew up in. But last night I dreamt that I was in another house. It was a house I have never seen in my waking life, though in my dream it was as if it was mine because I felt so at home in it.
My first recollection of my dream was me, walking along a corridor with light bouncing off the walls. Then I came to the living room, with people laughing and in lively conversation.
Please type your essay title, choose your document type, enter your email and we send you essay samples