"The humorous look of children"

"THE humorous look of children is perhaps the most endearing of all the bonds that hold the Cosmos together. Their top-heavy dignity is more touching than any humility; their solemnity gives us more hope for all things than a thousand carnivals of optimism; their large and lustrous eyes seem to hold all the stars in their astonishment; their fascinating absence of nose seems to give to us the most perfect hint of the humour that awaits us in the kingdom of heaven."

~G.K. Chesterton: A Defence of Baby-Worship
Read the complete essay here.

Baby Visitors, by Mihály Munkácsy.
Oil on wood, 1879; Magyar Nemzeti Galéria, Budapest.