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    Dancing On The Edge

    "The room was quiet. I hated the silence. All kinds of thoughts could pop up in that silence. Silence was like the dark- anything could be hiding in it."-Dancing on the Edge by Han Nolan
    VendettaVita VendettaVita 31-35, F Nov 24, 2012

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    From The Claw Of The Conciliator..

    "We were one, naked and happy and clean, and we knew that she was no more and that I still lived, and we struggled against neither of those things, but with woven hair read from a single book and talked and sang of other matters."
    delirium delirium 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 23, 2010

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    " Your ego will make an argument

    for why you have to "sell out", in a thousand ways. It will rationalize that you need security, safety, certainty, control, acceptance, and a paycheck. But what is the price for selling out your soul? Every time you betray the truth of your soul, you split from your true self...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F May 23

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    Love And Obsession

    What is the difference between love and obsession? Didn’t both make you stay up all night, wandering the streets, a victim of your own imagination, your own heartbeat? Did you fall into both, headfirst into quicksand? Wasn’t every man in love a fool and every woman a slave...
    VendettaVita VendettaVita 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2012

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    Happiness Habit

    If the only prayer you said in your whole life was "thank you", that would suffice. M. Shimoff, Happy for No Reason Chapter 5, The pillar of the heart
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 23, 2011

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    A Recent Obsession

    I can't seem to get this out of my mind lately. It comes from Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions, and was written by John Donne: "No man is an island.  entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea...
    Emptysoul30 Emptysoul30 22-25, M 7 Responses Apr 6, 2010

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    From Brave New World, By Aldous Huxley

    "But I like the inconveniences.""We don't," said the Controller. "We prefer to do things comfortably.""But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.""In fact," said Mustapha Mond, "you're claiming the right...
    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 28, 2011

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    The Door !

    "You see, only one who wanted to find the Stone -- find it, but not use it -- would be able to get it..."                              ...
    Auror Auror 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 7, 2010

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    "It's a troublesome world.

    The people who're in it are troubled with troubles almost every minute. You ought to be thankful - a whole heaping lot - for the people and places you're LUCKY you're NOT. That's why I say Duckie, don't grumble, don't stew. Some critters are much-much, oh, ever so much-much, so...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F May 27

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    Let The Madness Begin Muhahahahahaha

    “Oh hey guys how’s it hanging?” he asked noticing us at the end of the hall not seeming to care about his lack of clothing. I looked away covering my eyes. Yet another traumatic event was carved into my brain against my will. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to sleep...
    CaptainJackass CaptainJackass 22-25, M Aug 29, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    Hi everyone I have a request from anyone who knows me and who I have talked to. Anyone who is, please, stop sending my gf hate mail, I love her, and she is going through a lot...
    Cassandrae Cassandrae 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 1

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    Once I thought fairy tales were lies or worse, promises spoken, yet meant to be broken. Intent is all. Why do grown-ups feel the need to make up a story, only to later confess...
    RCardos RCardos 18-21, F Dec 17

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    Ep has brought me great people who will listen to what I have to say no matter how annoying I can be. I haven't been the best to them even though they are so good to me. I...
    ilikepolarbears22 ilikepolarbears22 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 8

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    A gift is pure when it is given from the heart to the right person at the right time,expecting nothing in return.From the Geeta.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F Nov 29

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    I often brag that I never do this. Well I never have before... Because I hate the whole concept of having a pecking order where your friends chart their slide down the table until...
    talkinaftermidnight talkinaftermidnight 36-40, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    The way I was treated by my step dad growing up, I never learned how to socialize. So all my life getting a lady to be intrested in me has always been difficult. I do not know how...
    Niko864 Niko864 41-45, M Dec 4

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    I'm glad today that I was able to get an opportunity to rest. It wasn't enough time, but it was a little more than it usually is. My sisters got back from school today also. It...
    princmos princmos 22-25 Nov 25

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    With each step, I could feel my lungs exploding. How many more miles? I don’t think I can hold this pace for the entire race. I can’t even run the whole race. As these thoughts...
    andreacrystal96 andreacrystal96 18-21, F Nov 30

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    I don't always throw up from drinking... But when I do everyone thinks I'm "going pee" sly as ****... Still a badass hahaha
    Megan2134 Megan2134 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 11

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    Not sure if it was a good idea or bad. Also not sure what prompted that action either. I don't think it matters even if you remove anyone from your circle coz each time you...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M Dec 15

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    “If men could see us as we really are, they would be a little amazed; but the cleverest, the acutest men are often under an illusion about women: they do not read them in a true...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 3 Responses Dec 1

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    "'Are people so unhappy when they love?' 'Yes, Christine, when they love and are not sure of being loved.'" -Phantom of the Opera(p. 134), Gaston Leroux
    Audrina14 Audrina14 13-15, F Dec 11

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    "I'm afraid some times, You'll play lonely games too. Games you can't win, 'Cause you'll play against you."
    MDaddysGirlM MDaddysGirlM 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 14

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    I love all my ep friends some stand out more than others you know who you are
    1losthope 1losthope 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Its Christmas vacation in 3 weeks but I wish it was summer vacation instead
    ariannajohns ariannajohns 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    I thought we were just talking about random stuff for a week, one night he started asking me really pervy questions that were kind of creepy ...saying stuff like what he wants to...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    "So what do you want for Christmas?" All I want for Christmas is to somehow, someway, find the love of my life. Then on the stroke of midnight on Christmas night, we will have that...
    alxvii alxvii 18-21, F Dec 6

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    If you can find the time, will you wait for me? You've opened the chest of my life while I watched you, only to find the expression on your face that there was nothing inside...
    JavierHunting JavierHunting 18-21, M Dec 1

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    This is true . At this point I allow myself one bookcase for books. Just trying to keep it simple ....I used to have waaay too many books so I donated most of them. This is one...
    roseanne00 roseanne00 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    Again, excuse the awkward wordings to get around the censors, but it won't let me post this story without them. I was in one for six days in February, and then they forced me to...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 7

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    The book that I have highlighted the most is The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Tonight for some reason I felt like reading the things I have highlighted in that book, and while I...
    tarara0414 tarara0414 18-21, F Dec 8

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    I have had several paranormal experiences in the past. I still kind of have them now. Just not as often, and not as bad as they were at one point. There are things that I will...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    In order to open any Christmas present I must have them organized from.... * biggest-smallest * color of the wrapping paper * height And estimated weight When they are open I...
    sixpackbookworm sixpackbookworm 13-15, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I never knew until today that there was a name for what I have. I read a book by Margaret Atwood called Cat's Eye in which the main character reacted to stress by peeling the skin...
    olagram olagram 51-55, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. I heard it was about a tree and a boy. The tree was generous. Very generous, in fact, it may have been too generous. Perhaps a...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. I heard it was about a tree and a boy. The tree was generous. Very generous, in fact, it may have been too generous. Perhaps a...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. I heard it was about a tree and a boy. The tree was generous. Very generous, in fact, it may have been too generous. Perhaps a...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I know and understand the meaning of an emotional affair but need to get others opinions. Back in 2002, my wife took her current teaching position in our local school district...
    dynamic71 dynamic71 41-45, M 9 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've written before about the torch I'm carrying for an ex girlfriend, my first love. We've been facebook friends for years, but weren't communicating at all. Over the past few...
    LookingForFK LookingForFK 31-35 1 Response Nov 25

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    At first he happen to be caught in her glance, she had not noticed him her eyes were only focused on a friend as they whispered. Then slowly his existence started to grow, her eyes...
    Moonlight94 Moonlight94 18-21, F Nov 27

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    Letter from a twelve-year-old by The Unicorn I support NAMBLA because they have given me a chance to philosophize publicly by printing my column. NAMBLA gave me support...
    Punkboy2449 Punkboy2449 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 28

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    There are many things over a span of years that I have allowed to be said about me, and to me by members of this site. I have told you repeatedly that I do not speak out to...
    Joseph84 Joseph84 31-35, M 4 Responses Dec 8

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    PhD in theoretical chemical physics. I have a PhD from one of the most known institute of technology in Sweden. I am proud of it, just because I did it when I was still thinking...
    mrtt80 mrtt80 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 9

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    Exactly. I don't have time for people that are rude to me Tonight, I drove an hour to get this man from work and take him home. We arrive at his place. There's such limited...
    IntomeYousee IntomeYousee 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 13

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    Me and bf is going through a relationship for almost 5 months. I really love him and I know he really love me too. Me and him never have any fight or misunderstanding along this...
    hazyqa hazyqa 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 16

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    I am a "normal" guy. Was outgoing, enjoyed golfing, stopping at the bar for a couple. I do normal things, bike, read, cheer on my sports teams, etc. I don't live in the middle...