The eyes say so much for they are the gateway to the soul.
In training horses, I can feel their gaze touching my spirit within. They are the most spiritual creature I've ever been around.
As a child's brain wave lengths begin to shorten around seven years old, I've noticed too there gaze changes.
As filters for interpreting the world are being created there is often a starry eyed look they present. It is magical, just as in this picture.
Before all the prejudice, anger, sadness, fear, guilt, shame, doubt, there is love. Then comes this sort of confusion. Over time this love may get buried but it is within none the less.
You know this too.