A Second Innocence…

“There is a second innocence, a conscious innocence. It is not naive, nor gullible, nor helpless before parental or social tyrannies. It is childlike but not childish. It is open but not defenseless. Its vulnerability is not a liability but a source of strength. It is not a victim. Its scars both ennoble and deepen it, without reducing its capacity for Wonder.” ~Robert Augustus Masters
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