From "i will learn how to love a person and then i will teach you and then we will know":
... the effect of small children
is that they use declarative sentences and then look at your face
with an expression that says, 'you will never do enough
for the people you love'; i can feel the universe expanding
and it feels like no one is trying hard enough
It's true: Young children look up to those they love and trust with such an innocent sense of entitlement. They have the belief that if you love them, you would do everything possible to make them happy. They have such faith even before knowing what faith is. And it's not that they're spoiled; it's just a purity they possess, coupled with infinite adoration.
I'm in the process of backing up files and photos from a soon-to-be defunct website; it contains many photos of my travels, and it's always the ones of the children that I find the most beautiful.