Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Vail Village and Meeting a Genius

covered bridge, Vail Village

a day at Vail
skiing in the morning
lunch and people-watching in the afternoon

on a quiet side street
Einstein was relaxing
face raised to the sun

he didn't seem to mind my company
here's what he told me:

"I never think of the future. It comes soon enough."

"If A is success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z.
Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut."

"Anyone who has never made a mistake
has never tried anything new."

"Not everything that counts can be counted,
and not everything that can be counted counts."

"The difference between stupidity and genius
is that genius has its limits."

"if you can't explain it simply,
you don't understand it well enough."

Wow - I'm glad I had this chance meeting!
(musing about these ideas is my One Good Thing)


  1. What fun! It is not every day one encounters figures of such an illustrious nature who take the time to share their wisdom! Thanks for sharing some important reminders about life.

  2. you made me smile - well, you and einstein, of course.

  3. A wonderful meeting, and we are all enlightened by his words , lovely photo apps too. Cheers, Jean.

  4. genius advise… thank you!!!

  5. Vail looks like a village in the Swiss least in water-colour form. Nice job Barb.
    Looks like Mr. Einstein is just chillin'!

  6. Awesome conversation! Einstein is full of wisdom.

  7. Such a smart fellow he was and so nice of him to share with you.

  8. Ha ha - loved your meeting with my favourite genius!

  9. Dear Barb,
    Wonderful and uplifting post.
    Thank you.


  10. My personal fave: "Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts."

    How true! Thanks for this post. :)

  11. More great watercolor photos! I love them! And I also enjoyed reading your quotes. Thanks for the blog visit. And, yes, I do my backcountry skiing in telemark skis.

  12. One creative genius meets another! How fun. I love your watercolors.

    PS: I'm so glad you were able to comment on my blog...I wrote to Typepad support about the problem and received some kind of gobbledegook answer that didn't make sense to me -- but apparently they fixed it.

  13. Despite them being of (oft-chilly) Vail, these watercolors made me feel warm and cozy. Beautiful, Barb. Thank you for sharing!

  14. that does sounds like a special encouter
    i am so enjoying your watercolor photos!

  15. Fun, fun post and I just love that app. Need it bad!!

  16. You caught Einstein in a talkative mood. I tell the youngin's that work for me all the time that if the thing about explaining.

  17. For a genius, Mr. Einstein knew how to simplify life in so few words. :)

  18. Your pictures are inspiring me to try new things. What a lovely blog you have here.

  19. This was so creatively done, loved it! Now, I want to meet Mr. Einstein too!

  20. Fabulous post, I really love that app!

  21. I enjoy your great pictures .. the relaxed and reflective feeling with Einstein on the bench I contagious :)
    And the quotes are great!


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