of beauty, purity & innocence

I can’t help but admire the beauty of innocence and purity. There's something about
being completely unmindful of the need to know and the need to find out and the
need to chase after wisdom, maturity & experiences that tugs at me. how very very
unfortunate that this innocence wears off as each day passes another. haih sedih.
Maybe that's why we all hate having to grow old. thankfully, while this was all still
brewing in my head {trust me, a gazillion words have been eliminated because i
cannot seem to string my thoughts coherently} {they run all over the place & jumble
themselves like marbles when you play congkak} a verse popped into my head :

Psalms 119:9
How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to Your word.