Science? It’s of little concern to me, I don’t know much, and I don’t care much. However, I want to use a Gene Pitney quote, so I set about to see when Einstein lived – just the years, please. On to google I go. Einstein, born 1879, died 1955. My eye caught a phrase regarding Einstein’s tribute to Isaac Newton. Hum, Isaac Newton, I wonder when he lived. On to google. On my way, I see Einstein’s tribute to Ghandi. – Hold it right there – I’m on my way to Newton. Google to Newton. “. . .when we recall that before Newton there was no comprehensive system of physical causality which . . .” – Back to this post. – Oh, I forgot, I want to see about. Ghandi. Back to Google. Einstein’s tribute to Ghandi. “I believe that Gandhi’s views were the most enlightened of all the political men in our time.” . . . .
Did you notice that in that long paragraph above, I said I wanted to use a Gene Pitney quote and I wanted to know when he lived? How in the world did I get from that to Einstein to Newton, to Ghandi? It was because I wanted to find out about Gene Pitney. -Hold it again. – Am I sure I’m not confused? Nope I’m not confused, I’m just giving you a picture of my curiosity quotient.
Why discuss my curiosity quotient? Because Gene Pitney said, “. . .one generation is driven by nostalgia, the other by curiosity. . .” Readers, you know I love nostalgia but I’m a bit offended that he believed those of us who love nostalgia are stagnant, unmoved by curiosity! (By the way, he was a Rock and Roller born February 17, 1940, died April 5, 2005.) – I wonder when he released “24 Hours from Tulsa.” – To Google. -No, Oneta, stop it, it doesn’t make any difference. But, want to know. – I didn’t go to google, I went to ask.com. But it was 1963.
Nostalgic? History, inventions, schools, churches, and gas stations – records, ancestors and descendants; stories, written and oral; photographs, loose and albums; friends, living and dead. Yes, I am nostalgic.
Curious? Pitney, Einstein, Newton, Ghandi; the “information” highway; Ask.com and Google.com. Yes, I am curious.
AND NO WONDER I GET BEHIND ON MY WRITING COURSES!