Wednesday, April 30, 2008

a 4-year old reflects on infinity

And while we're on the topic of very big things:

Thomas (4) is fascinated with the idea of "infinity".

He says, "Mum, after infinity there's infinity!"

Sounds about right to me!


Thomas is bouncing on the trampoline, counting each jump. "One, two, three ... one hundred and ten, ten hundred and one, ten hundred and two..."

He stops, disheartened. Clearly, he is never going to reach the end.

In exhausted tones, he says: "Infinity is the last number. Infinity means numbers go on forever. Infinity means numbers don't ever end."


Thomas has found at least one thing which completely defeats him.

A good preparation for a lifetime of worshipping the infinite God.