A reader of Best of Jackie on the Web, from France, Claude Papastock, in a comment on our post That Next Place, referred to Jackie Evancho as an indigo child.
We’d not heard that New Age expression before.
We have often heard Jackie described as an old soul, another New Age term.
But indigo child? Never before.
Don’t ask us why we dislike old soul.
But we do like indigo child.
Somehow the term inspires positive thoughts about Jackie.
Perhaps indigo is the color correlative to the way we feel about her.
Wikipedia defines indigo children as those
who are believed to possess special, unusual and sometimes supernatural traits or abilities.
People such as Michelangelo and Da Vinci and Einstein and Glen Gould and Picasso and, yes, young Jackie Evancho, strike us as being barely this side of what’s possible.
So much so that we wonder how such a creature could be the child of a mortal man and woman.
Indigo child … a new term to describe Jackie Evancho.