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Driving Mr. Albert: A Trip Across America with Einstein's Brain
Driving Mr Albert A Trip Across America with Einstein's Brain Author:Michael Paterniti From driving Albert: — Harvey appeared from the darkness with a big cardboard box in his hands. Then he set it down and, one at a time, pulled out two large glass cookie jars full of what looked very chunky chicken soup in a golden broth: Einstein's brain chopped into pieces ranging from the size of a turkey neck to a dime. A swirling universe un... more »to itself: galaxies, suns and planets. It seemed to glow. And the old man, he stood over it, transfixed, nodding. In his face was a sudden nakedness, an expression of awe, the soul manifesting itself on the surface of body.
And then he noticed me, noticing. Perhaps he saw my fascination, too, or maybe he was mad at himself for revealing so much, for after all, Dr. Thomas Harvey had spent these last decades invisible to most of the world. He immediateley gathered the cookie jars back up, returned them to the box, and Quasimodoed from the room, leaving me nothing but the after-vision. Flashes of bright light. The chill of a visitation.« less