The Heart: A Barbed Wire Pillow

Many years ago, I man I knew used to tell me “your heart is a barbed wire pillow,” and I carry that with me – I see those words inscribed on every jagged edged fence, every spiral of razor wire warnings. But the thing is, beauty comes with sharp edges, sometimes. And besides – I’ve always had a deep love for the places to which I am told I should not go.