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 +

Sunday, December 14, 2008

The secret hideout of Ben 10.

The best thing about being a father, is coming to understand the perspective of one's children. They see a world that is no longer there, for adults - and it is beautiful to catch glimpses of how they see things.

Yesterday, we took the family to a friend's party. A few minutes after leaving, as we were walking down the road in a search for a taxi, Tiarnan, two, pointed at a low-lying apartment block largely hidden by trees.

"Ben 10 lives there.", he told us, in seeming confidence.

We looked at the hidden apartment block with new found awe. There was the home of the fabled Ben 10.

It was difficult to see why Ben 10 should live there, other than that it was a little secluded, set back from the street and obscured by trees. Perhaps these factors led Tiarnan to conclude that the great Ben 10, Mr. Shapeshifting Alien, himself, would choose to live there.

It was a wonderful moment - especially seeing Tiarnan's utter confidence that Ben 10 was, indeed, secretly resident in a Singaporean apartment block, no doubt between filming engagements of his incredible adventures.


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