Often our armor isn't needed. But sometimes it is. And it's far better to use past hurts as armor than to let them shackle us. As long as we remember to let that armor down and just let things go when it's not needed.
Nobody is born a warrior. You choose to be one when you refuse to stay seated. You choose to be one when you refuse to back down. You choose to be one when you stand up after getting knocked down. You choose to be one because if not you.
for some reason. I think of Pepe. From Romancing the Stone when I looked at this house. It reminds me of something a well armed and protected drug dealer would build somewhere in the tropical jungles of Costa Rica.