Change. As my heart softens, my logic strengthens. Let me learn. “Do not wear your emotions on your sleeve.” I am learning to follow my instinct. I am learning to follow me. I am practicing smiling when tears will flow with one more blink. I cannot let something poisonous seep into this beautiful shape that has formed. I bet he wants to go back into his shell, as do I, but let us not forget about the feelings in our eyes. I want to ease the pain, I truly believe that he can sustain. I bet he wants to shut the door to his heart to stop all trespassers, which will only block out the happiness that I can bring. But, I must demonstrate using logic. I smile and I keep a positive mind. I understand this action. I do this all the time. Sometimes when we are wronged, our first instinct is to just shut down. We build walls so high, and wonder why no one has the energy to climb. We carry pounds of emotional baggage, and still hope that we can be lifted. The human mind. Twisted, twisted, twisted.