“But ne’er the rose without the thorn.” ~ Robert Herrick
“Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.” ~ Voltaire
“Was it a thorn in your side
Something that you hide
Something you don’t touch
Because it hurts too much…” ~ Stevie Nicks, “Sable On Blonde”.