Keys to a Heart Wall Art

“Give yourself to me
You hold the key”
-Madonna

B has this tattoo. It’s a heart with a keyhole.

It made me think about relationships. About love and pain because, somehow, the two are intertwined. How one leads to another. How the pain of love makes us want to forget love. We want to hide and protect ourselves.

I’ve loved a lot. I still do love. A lot. And in loving someone, I’ve found that I can’t control how that love – my love – is received. It’s not up to me. It’s up to the other person to be open or stay closed, protected, safe.

I don’t open people’s hearts. And you don’t open mine. We do that for ourselves.

So, I wanted to give B the keys.