The boy who knew too much: a child prodigy

This is the true story of scientific child prodigy, and former baby genius, Ainan Celeste Cawley, written by his father. It is the true story, too, of his gifted brothers and of all the Cawley family. I write also of child prodigy and genius in general: what it is, and how it is so often neglected in the modern world. As a society, we so often fail those we should most hope to see succeed: our gifted children and the gifted adults they become. Site Copyright: Valentine Cawley, 2006 +

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

The meaning of a shadow

On the 22nd of December, Tiarnan, ten months, was being held by his mother. Both were lit from behind by an incandesent bulb.

Syahidah, his mother, waved her hand in the air, as if to say goodbye, throwing a shadow on the wall. Tiarnan looked at the shadow of the moving hand, pointed and said: "Bird". To him, the waving of a hand, in shadow, had resembled the flapping of a bird's wing.

Tiarnan shares this visual characteristic with Fintan - both are associative in their thinking, especially visually.

This moment recalled another time, several months ago, while in a taxi. He had peered out of the window and announced: "Bird, bird" as we passed some birds by the side of the road. He is rather fond of them and their flying ways.

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