Letter to Tom — Rebound

Dear Tom:
When I was in engineering school we were asked to prove E=MC^2.
It really was not as difficult as it might seem, although I can’t remember how I did it. Everyone now is familiar with Einstein’s concept – a little bit of mass can generate a tremendous amount of energy.

We also use Einstein’s formula when we are knocked down in life. Think of a spring that is pressed down. The harder one presses, the greater the force when the spring is released. We all get knocked down by relationships, financial circumstances, sickness, etc. All things change, and at the time seem devastating. But we only need to gather ourselves and use the energy that remains to rebound. Einstein discovered, as forms change, the energy within them resurrects itself in another way, and it generates energy at the speed of light squared.

Suzy again asks a good question, “Where do we find the strength to rebound. Some don’t.”

Your Friend,


About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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