Marianne, at times I have indeed been a bookworm...and always I have loved literature. I have looked up for you this quote from Lord Dunsany (1878-1957). His masterpiece was doubtless THE KING OF ELFLAND'S DAUGHTER. He was of course a contemporary of Albert Einstein, as well as one of the original fantasy authors, upon whom many contemporary authors of that genre have based their own writing. I think Lord Dunsany addressed the relativity of time in a literary fashion, even while Einstein was doing his thought experiments in the realm of science!
(As you can see, I admire Lord Dunsany very much.)
Anyway, here is the quote; I love literature especially because think it is magical to be able to connect with so many of the creative minds throughout history! And, Lord Dunsany here is describing the wonders of ink:
"How it can mark a dead man’s thoughts for the wonder of later years, and tell of happenings that are gone clean away, and be a voice for us out of the dark of time, and save many a fragile thing from the pounding of heavy ages; or carry to us, over the rolling centuries, even a song from lips long dead on forgotten hills.”