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 +

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

The Song of the Sun: Celestial Music

Science is rich in beauty for those who know how to see it. Ainan Celeste Cawley, my seven year old scientific prodigy son, is one such. Ainan appreciates the beauty of science...and has beautiful scientific thoughts.

The other day, he said: "Daddy, did you know that the Sun is singing?"

I didn't.

"You can't hear it, though, because there is no air in space, and it would be too low a frequency to hear anyway, but it sings like this:" and then he sang, the song of the Sun.

It was beautiful to hear his impression of our celestial neighbour, the song of a star, of our Sun. It alternately rose and fell, a sort of stellar lullaby.

There was truth, then, in the "music of the spheres" of which the Ancients spoke. Astronomy speaks of many beautiful things - a pity that most earthbound humans spend too little time looking up, to see how vast our Universe is.

Ainan looks up. What does he see? A Sun that sings - now that is poetic.

(If you would like to read more about my scientific child prodigy son, aged seven years and one week, or his gifted brothers, please go to: I also write of child prodigy, child genius, adult genius, savant, the creatively gifted, gifted adults and gifted children in general. Thanks)

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posted by Valentine Cawley @ 9:46 AM 


Blogger EbTech said...

After reading your post, I simply had to hear the Song of the Sun for myself!

Here's a link for anyone else who may be reading:

10:20 AM  
Blogger Valentine Cawley said...

Thank you, Eb Tech, for the link...I hope others appreciate it, too.

10:38 AM  

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