“Her heart was a secret garden and the walls were very high.” -The Princess Bride
I recently stopped dating a woman who could have said this same thing. We connected on a variety of levels – from sex to intellect we found each other stimulating. I have always been so trusting with people that my heart was a public garden for all to have a share. After the past several relationship failures and losses of friendship, the walls are growing and my heart is becoming a secret. Trusting others becomes harder and my genuine interest in others devolves into selfishly preoccupied thoughts of the present, past and future. Surely there is a better way than me-first and high walls of distrust?!? I know that God has more for me than that but right now I am licking my wounds in high-walled secret garden- there hangs a sign, “stay the fuck out”.