When Your Gifted Child Tries Impossible Things

Impossible jobs teach us about our creativity. To write a perfect book, to play the cello just right or, in my daughter’s case, to absorb the entire contents of The Timetables of History, along with her accompanying reading list; these can’t be done.

But the process leads us forward, generating its own energy, and eventually we find ourselves more than halfway through the creative journey, having achieved a kind of perfection in learning, if not in performance, that made the whole effort worthwhile.


About Rebecca Hein

Author of A Case Of Brilliance, her memoir of her discovery that her two children are profoundly gifted
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