No, I am not announcing that Johnny Depp has called, pleading to play Emilio Sandoz in a movie adaptation of The Sparrow, although that would merit the same subject heading. I am simply wanted to share this YouTube video of a 3-year-old boy “conducting” the 4th movement of Beethoven’s 5th symphony.

Grownups have learned to sit quietly in symphony halls, but with a gigantic smile — far too big for his face to encompass — Jonathan shows what’s inside so many of us when we are utterly transported by music that is too glorious to bear: we want to fall to the floor and roll around laughing with delight after experiencing the exhilarating perfection of great music.