The truth is I’m afraid to get any closer to you. I’m afraid that you’ll pull in me and I’ll get swept under a tide of intense emotion. Just the thought of being totally immersed in you makes me sweat. It would be easier for you to fully embrace me if I shed my armor, but love is constant battle. The scars carved into this armor remind me of that every day. Living through the struggle of previous battles taught me to always have my guard up. I learned this war cannot be won and there will always be another battle to fight.