“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” ― Nikola Tesla
“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.” ― Nikola Tesla
“My brain is only a receiver, in the Universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength and inspiration. I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, but I know that it exists.” ― Nikola Tesla
“Most certainly, some planets are not inhabited, but others are, and among these there must exist life under all conditions and phases of development.” ― Nikola Tesla
“Every living being is an engine geared to the wheelwork of the universe. Though seemingly affected only by its immediate surrounding, the sphere of external influence extends to infinite distance.” ― Nikola Tesla
“I am part of a light, and it is the music. The Light fills my six senses: I see it, hear, feel, smell, touch and think. Thinking of it means my sixth sense. Particles of Light are written note. O bolt of lightning can be an entire sonata. A thousand balls of lightening is a concert.. For this concert I have created a Ball Lightning, which can be heard on the icy peaks of the Himalayas.” ― Nikola Tesla
“You may live to see man-made horrors beyond your comprehension.” ― Nikola Tesla
In a 1911 article from The Sun Tesla describes his flying machine:
“…How about aerial navigation?” Dr. Tesla was asked. He considered for a moment or two and then replied with great deliberation:
“My flying machine will have neither wings nor propellers. You might see it on the ground and you would never guess that it was a flying machine. Yet it will be able to move at will through the air in any direction with perfect safety, higher speeds than have yet been reached, regardless of weather and oblivious of “holes in the air” or downward currents.
“The application of this principle will give the world a flying machine unlike anything that has ever been suggested before. It will have no planes, no screw propellers or devices of any kind hitherto used. It will be small and compact, excessively swift, and, above all, perfectly safe in the greatest storm. It can be built of any size and can carry any weight that may be desired” - The Sun, New York 1911- ‘Tesla Promises Big Things’
I was so relieved when Nikolas finally went down for his midday nap, allowing me the chance to make an escape to the store. I told David I wouldn’t take too long to arrive back. I only needed to grab a few things and I knew he could handle a sleeping child.
It took me no time to get what I needed at the store and of course, a few things that weren’t on my list. I also made sure to grab fruit snacks for Nikolas as I knew they were his favorite. He’d be happy to see them in my hand when I arrived back home.
Once back home, I grabbed the few bags of purchases from the trunk of my car and headed inside after I unlocked the door. “I’m home,” I called out to no one in particular.
I didn’t see David in his spot on the couch that he was in when I left. I assumed he had ran off to the bathroom or something so I simply shrugged it off and went into the kitchen to put away my things. Once I finished, I was surprised to still see no David so I walked up the stairs to check to see if he had ran up to my room to take a nap.
Instead of making it to my room, I heard familiar voices from down the hallway. I crept quietly to Nik’s room where it seemed David was as well, listening as they spoke to each other.
“What’s your favorite game?” I heard Nikolas question in his small, innocent voice.
“I like playing FIFA. What do you like?” David answered.
“My mom is teaching me how to play monopoly. I think she’s just letting me win on purpose because she knows I can’t count money yet.”
I laughed to myself hearing his answer and knowing that it was true. I always slid extra play money to Nikolas during the game and moved him ahead on the board.
“Well next time we’ll have to be a team and play against her. Show her that you can win without her.”
I peered from around the corner and into the room to see David and Nikolas sitting on the floor, adding LEGO pieces to an already tall tower of variously colored lego blocks. They both looked like they were concentrated on the task and making sure the tower didn’t fall. They didn’t even notice me standing in the doorway.
“What colors should I put on the top?” Nikolas questioned as he looked to David for approval.
“What about blue, red, and white for PSG?” David smiled.
Nik quickly smiled and nodded as if it was the best idea ever. “Okay!” I watched as he grabbed for one block of each color, carefully placing them all on top as David held the bottom.
“Can I come to one of your games one day and cheer for you?” Nikolas asked.
I could tell from the smile on David’s face, the answer was to be a yes.
“Of course. You can come to any game you want,” David beamed.
I couldn’t contain my happiness as I watched the exchange between two of my favorite people. It always made me happy to know that Nikolas enjoyed being around David and genuinely liked him. As well, David had treated him like his own son even though he wasn’t.
I couldn’t stand to watch the cute exchange between the two of them from the door so I stepped inside the room, immediately getting the attention of Nikolas which caused David to turn his head and look to me too.
“I didn’t know you were back. He woke up from his nap so we decided to get a little creative in here,” David spoke up.
“Mama, look what me and David made! Isn’t it cool?” Nikolas yelled enthusiastically.
I took a seat next to the boys and nodded. “It looks great. You did an amazing job building it.”
“We did amazing,” Nik corrected me, causing me and David to laugh.
“I’m sorry. Both of you did.” I eyed David and he playfully shrugged his shoulders.
As my son focused back on his blocks, I laid my head against David’s shoulders, prompting him to wrap his right arm around me to pull me closer.
“What did I do to deserve a man like you?” I asked, looking up into his bright brown eyes as he looked down towards me.
“I’m just glad to be here. With the both of you.” He placed a sweet kiss to my forehead and rubbed my side, taking his eyes off of me and back onto Nikolas as he continued adding layers to their creation.