This piece is special to me for two reasons: First, I was fortunate enough to meet Eduardo Kobra, a kind and wonderful soul, in Miami at Art Basel in December. I’ve been following his artistic journey ever since. Secondly, I have been reading the Albert Einstein biography by Walter Isaacson, for the past two months and I’m finding it very compelling. Here’s an excerpt from a chapter titled “Lone Traveler” :
The mix of coldness and warmth produced in Einstein a wry detachment as he floated through the human aspects of his world. “My passionate sense of social justice and social responsibility has always contrasted oddly with my pronounced lack of need for direct contact with other human beings and communities,” he relfected. “I am truly a ‘lone traveler’ and have never belonged to my country, my home, my friends, or even my immediate family, with my whole heart.; in the face of all these ties, I have never lost a sense of distance and a need for solitude.”
22mar14. La Brea & San Vicente. Los Angeles, CA.