But once I had my brilliant 30 neatly tucked into a genius folder, what a revelation it was! The handwritings were all so completely different and individualistic. How to find the mark of genius if indeed there was one?
When I first decided to write “The Mark of Genius,” I began to wonder about the origin of the word “Genius” so I looked it up in my trusty little Latin-English dictionary. I discovered that it came mainly from the Latin verb with its various parts; gigno, gignere, genui, genitum – to beget, bring forth or to cause. How unhelpful, I thought! What a tenuous connection to genius. And what possible link could it have with “begetting”? And then the penny dropped. Of course! The most important thing a genius could do was to bring forth a new idea or give birth to a new creation. A genius would undoubtedly…