Nature and Security

Nature and Security by Luna McCarthy

When I first came to Guatemala, I was surprised to see all the barbed wire. It’s funny how now I don’t even notice it. Barbed wire and broken glass are fairly good security measures here. The funny thing is that because all of the houses have metal doors, much of the security threat comes from access to the terrazo…since almost all of the houses have an open space in them somewhere.

This ivy/barbed wire combination is one that I really like. Not only is it more aesthetically pleasing, there is a small part of me that might giggle a little if a would-be robber were to cut his hands open on the “ivy”…evil, I know.

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