Children Are Fascinating

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G. K Chesterton:

The fascination of children lies in this: that with each of them all things are remade, and the universe is put again on trial. As we walk the streets and see below us those delightful bulbous heads, three times too big for the body, which mark these human mushrooms, we ought always primarily to remember that within  every one of these heads there is a new universe, as new as it was on the seventh day of creation. In each of these orbs there is a new system of stars, new grass, new cities, and a new sea.

 “A Defense of Baby-Worship” in The Defendant (NY: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1902), 116.

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