But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content.
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I would say that the image that David is evoking is that, as long as a nursing baby is totally dependent on his or her mother as the sole means of nourishment, it is easy for the baby to become agitated if the mother is not immediately available when the child senses hunger or thirst. After weaning, the child becomes more content because he or she has ready access to other possible means of sustenance, while the presence of the child's mother comes to be associated purely with love and comfort, rather than physical needs.
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