Thanks to Pastor Paul Gregory Alms for this fine quote:
“Why does our earliest childhood always seem so soft and full of light? A kid’s got plenty of troubles, like everybody else, and he’s really so very helpless, quite unarmed against pain and illness. Childhood and old age should be the two greatest trials of mankind.
But that very sense of powerlessness is the mainspring of a child’s joy. He just leaves it all to his mother you see. Present, past, future–his whole life is caught up in one look, and that look is a smile.”