photo by PinkStock Photos D Sharon Pruitt
Then, gradually, magically, he grows from innocence and fragility into beauty and intelligence:
photo by امید رستمی نیا
photo by Hillebrand Steve, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
By Andrew Butko, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15366970
And how do some people (basically those with no more wit in their souls than a poached egg) describe him?
It's enough to make you weep, you know.
Word Not To Use today: prepubescent. This word comes from the Latin pūbēscere to reach manhood, from pūber, adult.