The Face of Innocence!
What is the quality that makes children so appealing and welcoming? Is it their physical beauty or their openness to loving and being loved? Their cheerfulness, playfulness or their innate humor?
Beyond these things, children are beautiful because they possess something that we have all lost – the quality of innocence. Innocence is attractive to us because it is something we have largely lost and cannot regain.
Remember the time when we were little and how the world seemed so different! A big part of that difference was defined by our innocence as a child. As grown-ups, we look back on our childhood memories that were filled with innocence, with older, more mature eyes. And when we do, we see something almost magical in contrast to our stressful, materialistic and ambition driven living.
We, as adults, laugh at innocence, but deep down inside we respect it. Few things can be more deeply inspiring than innocence as French philosopher Jean Baudrillard said, “There is no aphrodisiac like innocence.”
We never completely outlive our innocence, and time and again, we relive it by viewing its full force in the eyes of our children.