It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards . . .
Carl Jung’s favorite quote about synchronicity from Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll
How would the theories of Einstein and Jung play out in writing a novel about Princeton?
In this final book of the trilogy, award-winning journalist, Dr. Donna Clovis, writes from Einstein’s lecture hall and takes classes in physics at Princeton University. Here, she recounts stories of Princeton, New Jersey through its current events by means of citizen interviews, diaries, and articles that demonstrate a microcosm of modern-day America.
Using theoretical physics, relativity from Einstein, and synchronicity from Jung, The Future is My Past, explores time travel to reveal a special connection with the past that projects an important memory into the present lives of its characters. This memory like a twilight sonata, sings a repetitive lullaby resonating a secret the reader must discover in the text on their journey through the last book of the trilogy.
About the Author
Dr. Donna L. Clovis is a graduate of Columbia University in New York City in journalism and the humanities. She has won a first-place feature-writing award for the National Association of Black Journalists. Dr. Clovis has also won two journalism fellowships: the McCloy Fellowship from the American Council on Germany and Harvard University and a Prudential Fellowship from Columbia University. She is also the Albert Einstein Education Award winner for achievements that produce a significant improved educational environment from the governor of New Jersey.
She writes this book from Einstein's classroom and attends classes at Princeton University in theoretical physics in order to write about time travel in the last book of the trilogy.
Dr. Clovis is interested in documentary work and storytelling that comes from this type of journalism. This is the basis of her story and the synchronicity that occurred as she gathered the information through interviews and researching articles. It is called being in the right place at the right time. Dr. Clovis lives in the Princeton Junction area and loves to travel to other countries to learn more about people and culture.