When we look into the face of a baby or we stare at the innocence of a puppy or kitten, our hearts melt. It's a big part of the design. After a life of loss and hurt, the sweetness is often back in the face of the older folks, the aging dogs and cats.
Let's face it, the ones in the struggle need the love, too. We work hard to justify withholding love and affection. It's a weapon. It's a mean one. I suppose all weapons are.
Flat on your back, the stars in the sky will show you the way.