I read this story around 3 years ago, but it might have been written much earlier.
The premise of the story is this: A scientist has spent his whole life researching some aspect of the universe but is never able to find what he wants to. But when he's dying, his soul (?) discovers all the secrets of the universe. Then he is reborn and still rememebers everything he discovered while he was dying.
As a toddler, he tries to tell these things to his parents and people around him, but they only find his words cute as they are unable to understand him. As he grows up, he slowly loses his knowledge about the universe and it's completely gone by the time he is able to talk.
Does anyone know what the story is called?
I posted this question on reddit and a user there commented:
I’ve read this story on tumblr.com. It had an image of a galaxy accompanying it. Tried to find it, but tumblrs search function is either terrible or I don’t understand how it works.
Maybe that can help jog someone's memory?