Saturday, August 23, 2008

Reading in the evening


We spent the entire day cleaning cleaning cleaning, and here we are this evening relaxing. The three of us read.

Frank is reading a book called "The Cosmic Landscape: String Theory and the Illusion of Intelligent Design," by Leonard Susskind. He was reading about the theory that at every given moment, there actually exist an infinite number of alternate realities, with different variables. But they all exist at this exact moment.

And I was reading "The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightment," by Eckhart Tolle. I am reading about the fact that the past and the future are only constructs of the ego. The only reality is the now, and what is exactly happening at this point in time.

(Nick, of course, is reading "Flush" by Carl Hiassen, about some kids trying to help their dad who got in trouble for trying to expose someone who was polluting the environment.)
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Netizen101 said...

The Cosmic Landscape and The Power of Now sounds interesting. I must remember to look out for it.


Anonymous said...

I think William read "Flush". If I am not mistaken.
Your other books are too much for me... give me "Flush". No don't.

Anonymous said...

Yes, William read Flush, so did Pop and I. It was a good book.


Niall said...

Hi Sue..I am totally ashamed that I have not visited your blog in such a long time..I'm so glad you stoped by my way to witness the horrifying spectacle which was my 'Party For One'..(we 40 somethings don't have to worry about being 'cool' ..)

Interesting reading matter you and your family are devourng.i'm currently reading 'The border Trilogy' by Cormac McCarthy..what a brilliant writer!..I read 'The Road'recently which I think might be one of the best pieces of writing I've read in recent times.

Bye for now!

Sue said...

I read "The Road" recently as well. It was fascinating.