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Famous Pisces Sun Sign People
Pisces Personality Traits
Pisces people are ruled by the mysterious planet Neptune, so are dreamy and intuitive. Many are singers, artists, writers or performers. They are symbolized by two fish swimming in different directions, and many Pisces people do make radical life changes more than once in their lives. They are gentle and creative, caring and responsive. Pisces people often work in hospitals or fields where they can take care of others or help them in some way. Like any water sign, they need to be careful about drinking and drugs. Pisces people are very psychic, and soak up other people’s moods like a sponge, so need to watch who they spend time with. Since Pisces is the last sign of the Zodiac, they are the “old souls,” having been through every kind of experience, and something in their manner or ways of speaking usually reflects that. But they will give a needy person the shirt off their backs, even when they themselves have little to give. They do not care about material things at all.
Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi—3/2/1962—aka John Francis Bongiovi Jr., is best known as the founder and lead singer of the New Jersey based hair metal group Bon Jovi. Jon has done outstanding work in community service, has acted in both movies and TV, and has been a big Democratic political supporter. He is determined to help the unfortunate and is very generous with both his time and money, as most Pisceans are. Jon is also known for his strong family ethic, and is still married to his High School sweetheart Dorothea Hurley, with whom he has 4 children.
Jon was born in Perth Amboy NJ, and both his parents were former Marines. Jon was constantly skipping school to play guitar, and was already doing so in clubs by the time he was 16, still using his real name, Jon Bongiovi. Jon finally got a recording contract from Mercury Records in 1983, and tapped David Bryan, Alec John Such, Tico Torres, and Richie Sambora to form the band Bon Jovi. They became a well known international act by the late 1980’s, with their breakthrough album Slippery When Wet, and their New Jersey album was just as popular.
Jon Bon Jovi's Singing and Acting Attempts
Jon severely strained his vocal cords while on the Slippery When Wet tour, and needed steroid shots and a vocal coach in order to continue the tour. As is often the case with bands, living and working together on the road caused them to get on each other’s nerves, and in 1990 each member went their own way, to the point they each took their own private jets! Soon after, Jon’s friend Emilio Estevez asked Jon to write a song for his Young Guns II movie, which most people call Blaze of Glory. Jon ended up composing a whole new theme song and expanded the project into his first solo album. Blaze of Glory won Jon Academy Award and Grammy Award nominations. Jon was disillusioned, and began his own record label, Jambco Records. He took off by himself on a motorcycle tour, and that restored his creative energies, although he cut his famous hair to reflect his more mature attitude.The band got over their differences and came back together in 2000 and released Crush, introducing their sound to a younger, newer audience with the hit Its My Life.
But Jon had a lot of TV and movie experience too. He played Ally McBeal’s love interest on the show of the same name, and appeared in several episodes of Sex in the City. Jon also had a small role on The West Wing and on 30 Rock. He appeared in movies Moonlight and Valentino, The Leading Man, Destination Anywhere, U-571, National Lampoon’s Pucked, Young Guns II, and others. Pisces people are restless, and normally have many interests, so it is obvious that Jon likes to explore different creative avenues.
Jon Bon Jovi Grown Up and a Generous Philanthropist
Bon Jovi's Philanthropic Efforts
His philanthropic efforts are really a cut above, as Pisces people have hearts of gold and cannot stand to see others suffer. Jon has done work on behalf of the Special Olympics, The American Red Cross, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Covenant House, Project H.O.M.E., and the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation. He created this Foundation to combat issues that force families and individuals into economic despair. He has been named the First Founding Ambassador of Habitat for Humanity, because Jon has been working hard to raise awareness of it since 2005. He helped build 6 homes in the Philadelphia area, and made a $1 million dollar donation to help build 28 homes in Louisiana in a partnership after Hurricane Katrina. He announced a project in 2007 that would help rehabilitate a block of 15 homes in Philadelphia. Jon appeared on the Oprah show and he and his band donated $1 million to the Angel Network foundation. In 2011, John opened JBJ Soul Kitchen, a community restaurant where patrons pay only what they can afford for their meal, either with money or by volunteering work. Jon is one of the 21 artists on the single “Everybody Hurts,” organized by Simon Cowell in the Haiti Earthquake disaster. Although it is only less than one month after Hurricane Sandy devastated both North NJ, parts of NY, and the Jersey Shore, Bon Jovi has already organized several charity events out in the cold with the people who still have no homes, or are living without electricity, along with Bruce Springsteen, another generous Jersey native.
Bon Jovi has made appearances on behalf of several Democratic Presidential hopefuls, although he admits to being an independent voter. He toured for John Kerry in 2004, and played at the Live Earth Concert in the Meadowlands in 2007, introduced by Al Gore. He supported Barack Obama for President in 2008 and had a fundraiser for him at his own home. Jon also played at a Manhattan Fundraiser for Hillary Clinton to help offset some of her campaign debt. At that time the race between Obama and Clinton was very tight, and Democratic voters had trouble deciding who to back. In June 2009, Jon, Richie Sambora, and Andy Madadian recorded a worldwide message of solidarity with the people of Iran. Bon Jovi was appointed to the then new White House Council for Community solutions by Barack Obama in 2010. The Council serves three functions: enlisting leaders in the public, private and nonprofit sectors to make progress on specific goals, provide input and recommendations to help the Federal Gov’t. act in more innovative ways, and to honor those making a difference in their own communities.
It is not so often a talented person also takes on so many humanitarian projects, so Bon Jovi is particularly well loved not just in NJ, but has a sterling reputation as well. Many are impressed that he continues to have a strong marriage despite time on the road, something many band leaders cannot seem to do. Jon calls himself a “recovering Catholic,” but whatever his religion, he is a truly spiritual Pisces artist and philanthropist, and it is always inspiring to learn of someone who truly cares and does so much for others.
Johnny Cash Country Singer
Johnny Cash—2/26/32—9/12/2003—although this writer is not usually a country music fan, one man in particular, known as The Man in Black, always fascinated me. That was Johnny Cash, a man who did not just have wrinkles on his face, but actual crags. I can recall when he hosted his own show, where he introduced the public to new singers, not only in country music, but blues, rockabilly, rock and roll, gospel, and even had a resurgence of popularity in the 1990’s as an alternative rock icon. He was a man of stature who commanded respect, and on his show he would come onstage, and say, “Hello, I’m Johnny Cash,” in his deep baritone voice.
Johnny Cash was born in Kingsland, AR, the 4th child in a family of 7, born during the Depression. He began working in cotton fields at the age of 5, and began singing alongside his family as he worked. He joined the Air Force and was honorably discharged in the early 1950’s, and then moved to TX, where he met his first wife, Vivian Liberto, who he was married to for 12 years, and together they had four daughters. Cash began having affairs on the road, and had drug abuse issues for much of his life. He met June Carter while singing at the Grand Old Opry. He knew June for 13 yrs. before he proposed to her onstage, but promised her he would “clean up” his act about drugs, and they continued to work together for 35 yrs., until they both died, only 4 months apart. They had one son together, John Carter Cash.
The Man in Black
Cash carefully cultivated an outlaw image, and was in jail several times, but only for one night periods, usually for the pills he was addicted to. But his image was affected by the fact that he often sang at prisons, to entertain the inmates, a very Piscean thing to do, and his song Folsom Prison Blues is one of his most famous. I Walk the Line was written for June, and she wrote Ring of Fire when she knew she was in love with John while they were singing on the road together, but were still both married to other spouses. John had prophetic dreams, another Pisces trait, and the horn arrangement used in Ring of Fire was one of them, as it was uncommon for the time. John was very addicted to both uppers and downers while filming his show, but had an epiphany in the Nickajack Cave in 1968. He felt so low about himself he wanted to die, and crawled into the cave to do just that. He felt so exhausted that he could not move, and had no more strength, when he said, “he felt the presence of God in his heart,” and he was able to crawl out of the cave, guided by a faint light and a gentle breeze. He considered this his rebirth, and after a rehab of one month, that was when he proposed to June. When John was in his teens, he had a premonition that his older brother Jack should not go to work one day. Jack went, but had a terrible accident with a saw that killed him. When a Pisces person has a premonition or a psychic vision, always listen to them.
Johnny always felt compassion for prisoners, because he felt even if they did wrong, there was good in everyone. He sang at San Quentin State Prison as well as Folsom Prison. He began to dress all in black for his show, wearing a long black knee length coat, at a time when other country singers were wearing rhinestones and glittery things. He said it was on behalf of the poor and the hungry, or for those who had paid too long for whatever their crime. He had sympathy for the people who felt betrayed by age or drugs, for the lives lost in the Vietnam War. Once the war ended, Cash continued wearing black, saying, “the old are still neglected, the poor are still poor, the young are still dying before their time, and we’re not making any moves to make it right. There’s still plenty of darkness to carry off.” Pisces people often seem to feel the need to carry the world on their shoulders.
Johnny Cash Folsom Prison Blues
Johnny Cash, Singer of Many Genres
Johnny Cash also did a lot to help new signers who were trying to make it in the music world, and his show was the perfect vehicle for that. He persuaded the reclusive Bob Dylan to come on the show, and introduced Kris Kristofferson to the world. Neil Young, James Taylor, Kenny Rogers, and Ray Charles all owe Cash a debt of gratitude for getting noticed. John was a deeply religious man, but a deeply troubled one too. He studied the Bible and declared himself the “biggest sinner of all”, and seemed to always be looking for redemption. Yet he willingly gave so many other people a helping hand. Cash was the representative of country music for decades, and with his rockabilly, gospel, blues, and alternative “punk” status, left behind an impressive body of work.
His daughter Roseanne Cash and son John Carter Cash are both country musicians in their own right. Johnny helped and defended artists who were on the fringes of acceptance, but people wanted to put singers in boxes and label them, especially during the Vietnam War and in the 1960’s. Johnny did not believe you had to be just a country singer or just a rock singer, and he invited singers of all genres to sing with him. There was an all star concert in 1999, where many diverse artists paid tribute to Cash, among them Bob Dylan, Chris Isaac, Wyclef John, Norah Jones, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, and U2. Cash appeared with them at the end and it was his first performance in more than one year.
Johnny Cash’s career inspired people for over 5 decades, where he reached industry Icon status. Even though he is the personification of country music for many, Cash was always an interesting performer not tied to a specific genre. Few country music singers can “cross over” and it was quite a feat to be accepted in the indie and alternative rock scene, especially when John was older and at the end of his acclaimed career. He was inducted into the Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, The Country Music Hall of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Johnny Cash is the only performer to be inducted into all three, because a few were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but as “early influences,” and for Cash his Rock audience grew later. He was nominated for an MTV Video Music Award for performing Nine Inch Nail’s song, Hurt, and was supposed to be at the ceremony, but passed away the night before the show. Somehow I’m sure someone who helped so many in their careers and tried to understand the suffering of others surely found the redemption he so deeply felt he needed.
Drew Blyth Barrymore—2/22/75—will most likely always be remembered for playing Gertie, the little girl who screams in fear when her brothers sneak, ET, the Extra-terrestrial, out of her closet. Even now she has a sweet and youthful appearance and enthusiasm for life. Drew was born into acting, as the daughter of John Drew Barrymore, and Jaid Barrymore, an aspiring actress. Her parents divorced when Drew was only 9, but she had acting in her blood, as her great grandparents were Maurice Barrymore and Georgie Drew Barrymore, Maurice Costello and Mae Costello. Her Grandparents were John Barrymore, the most acclaimed actor of his generation, and Drew is the niece of Diana Barrymore, Grandniece of Lionel Barrymore, Ethyl Barrymore and Helene Costello. She is also the god-daughter of director Stephen Spielberg and Sophia Loren. Her middle name, Blyth, was the original surname of the dynasty founded by her great-grandfather Maurice Barrymore, so there was no chance that Drew was going to be anything other than an actress!
Drew was cast in a dog food commercial at the tender age of 11 months, and when the dog bit her, she laughed. She became famous suddenly once ET was released, and as is common, quickly got involved in the Hollywood party scene, drinking and doing drugs by the time she was only about 12. Her mother Jaid did not seem to want the responsibility of caring for Drew, and later, when she got out of a rehab at only 13 yrs. old, David Crosby and his wife took Drew in, because she needed to be around “people with sobriety.” Drew later won a juvenile court petition for emancipation, and was free to live in an apartment on her own. There is a history of suicide in the Barrymore family, and since none of them seemed to want Drew, her teen years led to more rebellion. She posed nude on the cover of Interview Magazine, and began taking seductive movie roles. Drew underwent breast reduction surgery as it made her more comfortable. She went on to be in Playboy in 1995, and Stephen Spielberg gave her a quilt for her 20th birthday and told her to “cover up.”
Drew Barrymore's Achievements and Philanthropy
It is normally difficult for child stars to make the transition to adult films, but Drew has been able to do it. She has that Pisces charm and kind nature that just draws people to her. She was in Boys on the Side with Whoopi Goldberg, and had cameo roles in Joel Schumacher’s Batman Forever and the horror film Scream. People love her in romantic comedies, like The Wedding Singer, Home Fries, and Ever After. Drew formed her own production company in 1995, called Flower Films, and its first film was Never Been Kissed. The second was Charlie’s Angels of 2000, a big success for both the film and Drew’s company. She played the same role of Dylan Sanders in Charlie’s Angels Full Throttle, and appeared with Ben Stiller in Duplex. Flower Films produced 50 First Dates along with Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Company in 2004. In 2001, Drew directed a music video for the song “Our Deal” by the band Best Coast.
In 1999, Barrymore was honored by the Young Artist Foundation with its “Former Child Star Lifetime Achievement” award. She started a re-occurring role as Jillian in the animated Family Guy in 2005, and in 2004 received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Drew has hosted Saturday Night Live 5 times, and then went on to host SNL one more time, the only woman to host the show 6 times, and the youngest to ever host it, when she was 7! Drew became a Cover Girl cosmetics spokesperson and model in 2007, something she shares with Queen Latifah and Taylor Swift. Cover Girl states that Drew “has a fresh and natural beauty, and energetic yet authentic spirit.” She has a beautiful smile that can warm any heart. Drew is also co-creator of the ads she is in, not content to just let someone else take control. She has been named the Ambassador Against Hunger for the United Nations World Food Program and has donated $1 million dollars to the cause. She is also a photographer, and did a guest spot for a magazine series called They Shoot New York. Drew hopes to have a gallery showing of her work in the future, as she has documented the last decade of her life with her Pentax camera.
Drew married a British bartender named Jeremy Thomas in 2004, but divorced him after two months. Husband number 2, Canadian comedian Tom Green lasted 6 months before they divorced. Drew started dating art consultant Will Kopelman early in 2011, and they married on 6/2/2012 in Montecito, CA. The couple has a daughter, Olive Barrymore Kopelman who was born in September of this year. Drew admits that she is bisexual, and enjoys being with other women. She has been quoted as saying, “A woman and a woman together is beautiful, just as a man and a woman together is beautiful.” Drew still looks like an innocent flower child, and has not lost an ounce of her charm, still always appearing enthusiastic, youthful, and idealistic.
Queen Latifah or Dana Owens
Queen Latifah—Dana Elaine Owens—3/18/1970—is a singer, model, rapper and actress, a changeable Pisces who gets bored and needs frequent change. She was born in Newark, NJ, but lived mostly in East Orange, NJ. Her Mother was a teacher and her Father was a police officer, but they divorced when Latifah was 10 yrs. old. Her stage name means “delicate” and “kind” in Arabic, as she looked them up in a book as a young girl. She was tall for her age and played power forward on her High School basketball team. She is from Native American and African American ancestry.
Latifah was in a hip hop group called Ladies Fresh, and was one of the original members of Flavor Unit, a group of MC’s who hung around DJ King Gemini, who made Latifah’s first demo record rap Princess of the Posse. The song got some attention on Yo! MTV raps, and also got the attention of Tommy Boy music employee Dante Ross, who signed Latifah and produced her first single in 1998, “Wrath of my Madness.” Her first album with Tommy Boy was “All Hail the Queen,” when she was only 19 yrs. old. The same year Latifah appeared as Referee on the UK Label Music of Life, The Hustler’s Convention, in 1989. She released her 4th hip hop album in Order in the Court with Motown Records.
Queen Latifah Achievements
Then Latifah began singing jazz and soul music, which she liked, but felt could not be mixed onto a hip hop record. The Dana Owens Album was released in 2007, and she headlined some its songs at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, before a crowd of over 12,000 people. She played with a backup orchestra, and sang a different arrangement of the classic Mamas and the Papas song California Dreaming. She was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. She later released Travelin’ Light, and many friends made guest appearances on it, including, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Joe Sample, George Duke, Christian McBride and Stevie Wonder. Latifah sang along with the Jubilation Choir in 2009, covering Oh Happy Day, a song popularized by the Edwin Hawkins Singers in the 1970’s.
Asked if she planned to make another hip hop album, she has been quoted as saying she’s done that, and maybe her next album will be called the “L” word. It has been rumored that she is a Lesbian. She released Persona in 2009, and Cue the Rain was its best single. She also sang a tune with Missy Elliot, and has sung duets with both Dolly Parton and Tony Bennett.
In 1993-1998 Latifah had a starring role on Living Single, a sitcom popular with African American audiences, and she also wrote and sang its theme music. Dana had her own talk show for 2 yrs. in 1999-2001, The Queen Latifah show. She also had appearances in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper. Not confining herself to TV roles. Latifah has also appeared in the films, Set it Off, Living Out Loud, and the Bone Collector, alongside Angelina Jolie and Denzel Washington. This woman really gets around and works hard!
Latifah was cast as “Mama Morton” in the Oscar winning movie adaptation of the musical Chicago too. She received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, but lost to Catherine Zeta-Jones. Latifah is one of only 3 hip hop artists to be nominated in acting, others include Will Smith and Jamie Foxx. Bringing Down the House with Steve Martin was a great success. She also recorded “Do Your Thing” for the soundtrack. In the summer of 2007 Queen Latifah was in the big screen version of Hairspray, where she sang, acted and danced. In the same year she played an HIV positive woman in Life Support, and received Golden Globe, Emmy, and Screen Actors Guild nominations.
Queen Latifah has her own star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame, and was a presenter at the 81st Academy Award show, and has also appeared on Saturday Night Live. She spoke at Michael Jackson’s Memorial Service in Los Angeles. Latifah hosted the 2010 People’s Choice Awards, and in June 2001 received an honorary degree in Humane Letters from Delaware State University in Dover. Latifah is also a sponsor and model for Cover Girl makeup, representing her own line of make-up, called the Cover Girl Queen collection, for women of color. She owns homes in New Jersey and in Beverly Hills. She filled in for Maya Angelou and read one of her poems at the Memorial for Michael Jackson when Ms. Angelou could not be there. Queen Latifah is a creative and restless Pisces spirit!
Albert Einstein—3/14/1879—4/18/1955—was a theoretical physicist born in Germany who developed the theory of general relativity, causing a revolution in that field of study. He is considered the Father of Modern Physics, and most influential physicist of the 20th century. He is most known for his famous formula E=MC2, or as it is also called, the World’s Most Famous Equation, and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Prize in Physics in 1921. Einstein’s later work was very important in supporting quantum theory.
His Father Hermann was an electrical engineer, and his Mother Pauline played the piano quite well, instilling a love of music in Albert which he recalled later in his life. The Einstein’s were non-practicing Jews who lived in Munich. Rumors that Albert did not speak until a late age or that he had speech difficulties have been discredited. His Father showed him a pocket watch when he was a young boy, and Albert was fascinated with what was making the needle move, when it appeared that only empty space was inside the watch. So he had an enquiring mind, and with a Sun in Pisces, a very creative one.
Albert had many books on math, science and philosophy, which he loved to read. As he got older, his Father expected him to continue the family business in electrical engineering, but Albert had other plans. He left school and joined his family in Italy, and wrote an essay “On the Investigation of the State of Ether in a Magnetic Field.” At age 16 Albert took exams to be admitted into certain schools, but only did well in math and science, so it was finally decided the best place for him was the Aargau Cantonal School in Aargau, Switzerland. Einstein renounced his German citizenship to avoid military service in 1896, approved by his parents, becoming a Swiss citizen, and lived with Professor Jost Winteler while he finished his secondary schooling. He enrolled at Swiss Federal Polytechnic in Zurich at 17, for a math and physics teaching diploma. It was there he met his first wife, Mileva Maric, as she shared his interest in physics. It has been said that she contributed to his famous theory, but no evidence has been found to support this. In 1902 Albert and Mileva had a daughter they called Lieserl, but there is no further information on her. They had a son in 1904, Hans Albert Einstein, and Eduard, a second son in 1910. Albert moved to Berlin while Mileva stayed in Zurich with their sons, and they divorced in 1919.
Albert Einstein's Work
After graduating, Einstein got a job in Bern at the Federal Patent Office for Intellectual Property, as an assistant examiner. Much of his work related to the transmission of electrical signals and electrical-mechanical synchronization of time, two problems which came up in the thoughts that led Einstein to his radical ideas about the nature of light and the connection between space and time. In 1905 he was awarded a PhD by the University of Zurich, his dissertation on “A New Determination of Molecular Dimensions.” The same year he wrote 4 other groundbreaking papers, on the photoelectric effect, special relativity, Brownian motion, and the equivalence of mass and energy. By 1908 he was widely recognized as a groundbreaking scientist. During 1911, he calculated that light by another Star would be bent by the Sun’s gravity. This was confirmed by other scientists during observations of the Solar Eclipse of 5/29/19. Reports of this discovery made Albert Einstein famous.
Einstein visited NY for the first time in 1921, and was welcomed and invited to weeks of receptions and lectures at Columbia and Princeton Universities. He visited the National Academy of Science on a side trip after seeing the White House. When he returned to Europe he stayed in London for a time, as a guest of philosopher Viscount Haldane, where he met many scientific, intellectual, and political figures, and delivered a speech at King’s College. Albert later traveled through Asia and visited Palestine, part of a 6 mo. excursion and speaking tour. He particularly enjoyed the Japanese culture, writing in a letter to his sons that, “Of all the people I have met, I like the Japanese the most, as they are modest, intelligent, considerate, and have an appreciation for art.” His visit to Palestine brought about this remark, “I consider this the greatest day of my life. Before, I have always found something to regret in the Jewish soul, and that is the forgetfulness of its own people. Today I have been made happy by the sight of the Jewish people learning to recognize themselves and to make themselves recognized as a force in the world.”
Einstein came back to America in 1933 and decided not to go back to Germany due to the rise of the Nazis. He learned that in April the Germans passed laws preventing any Jews from holding official positions, such as teaching, and that they were having book burnings, targeting works of Einstein’s. Joseph Goebbels proclaimed that, “Jewish Intellectualism is Dead.” Albert learned his name was on an assassination list, and there was a $5,000 bounty on his head. He thought their acts of brutality and cowardice were surprising. He decided to remain in the U.S. permanently in 1935. Albert took a job with the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, NJ, and remained affiliated with them until his death in 1955. Many other Jewish scientists fled to the U.S., and Einstein was proud to have the privilege of working with them. In 1939 it came to the attention of these scientists who had fled to America that Germany was conducting research for an atomic bomb, and they felt sure Hitler would resort to using one. Einstein was persuaded to contact President Roosevelt about this danger, and that is how the U.S. got involved in the “race” for an atomic bomb. The Manhattan Project was born, and the U.S. was the only country to successfully attempt making an atomic bomb during WWII. Although Einstein once thought “war was a disease”, the actions of the Nazis caused him to renounce his pacifist stand.
Albert Einstein's Brain is Saved
Albert Einstein became an American citizen in 1940. He loved the fact that Americans had rights to say what they pleased, and the way creativity was encouraged. He liked that there were no social barriers, and was thrilled with life in a democracy. This freedom to be able to express whatever talents a person has is a Pisces trait. Einstein campaigned for civil rights and became a member of the NAACP. He was dismayed to find some racism and called it a disease which could only be cured through enlightenment and education. During the last years of Einstein’s life, he became a vegetarian. When Israel’s first President, Chaim Weizmann died, Einstein was offered this mostly ceremonial position. But he declined, sadly, in his own words, “All my life I have dealt with objective matters, hence I lack both the natural aptitude and the experience to deal properly with people and to exercise official function. I am the more distressed over these circumstances because my relationship with the Jewish people became my strongest human tie once I achieved complete clarity about our precarious position among the nations of the world.” This is somewhat sad, as it is now 2012, and the situation is still much the same.
Albert Einstein died from internal bleeding caused by a rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm, which he had been operated on before in the late 1940’s. He refused any other treatment, saying, “I want to go when I want. It is tasteless to prolong life artificially. I have done my share, it is time to go. I will do it elegantly.” He passed on early the next morning in Princeton Hospital. The pathologist there decided to keep Einstein’s brain to preserve without getting permission from his family. He had good intentions, as he thought that the neuroscience of the future would give clues about what made Einstein so intelligent. His remains were cremated and his ashes scattered in an undisclosed location. Nuclear physicist Robert Oppenheimer gave a summary of his thoughts of Einstein as a person, “He was almost wholly without sophistication, and wholly without worldliness…there was always with him a wonderful purity at once childlike and profoundly stubborn.” This writer cannot do any better than that. Any scientific mistakes are my own, as science is not one of my strong areas, but it is my hope you will learn more about this interesting Pisces person from my research on him.
© 2012 Jean Bakula