I was driving my son to school and after the drop-off my 3 year-old, along for the ride, listened to Leonard Cohen in a recorded live performance, on the radio. Singing "Hallelujah".
She wanted to know about it. I described him as an old man, a famous Canadian. She listened to the song intently and it was pretty emotional, hearing his ragged old voice. Then this morning the original recording of him as a young man was on the radio and I pointed it out. "That's the old man when he was young. The same song." And she took note of this. Really listened.
I'm not sure why that makes her brilliant, to me, but it does.