I recently became friends with someone who has a very open heart. Her open heart came as such a surprise to me. It made me think about my own heart. I have worked so hard at protecting my heart so that it's not so vulnerable to assault from the outside anymore. I am wondering how much protection is enough until a heart becomes impenetrable. On the other hand, I have recently been feeling as if I have to fit so many people and emotions into my heart, that everything becomes muddled up and then just starts unravelling.