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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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    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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    LightKiraYagami LightKiraYagami 22-25, M Aug 1, 2015

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    "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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have to share an encounter that happened yesterday. It was a "moment" that will stay with me until I take my last breath. There is a little boy I know who has not had a lot of...
    MsJessicaRabbit MsJessicaRabbit 26-30, F 2 Responses 28 mins ago

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    What you choose to think about and dwell on in this life will make or break you as to what type of person you will end up becoming in this life. A negative mind, never brings...
    Grace2U Grace2U 66-70, F 48 mins ago

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    I can't find the desire to read it... I bought the first three parts of 50 shades of Grey to read while I recover from my toenail removal surgery - but now that I have them and...
    LoneSouls LoneSouls 31-35, F 4 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Okay, so to post the whole story would be insanely long so I'm going to shorten it for you keeping all the important bits! My partner and I have been together now for almost two...
    sallyrhiannon sallyrhiannon 22-25, F 7 hrs ago

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    Completed reading all four books by (crossfire) Sylvia day ,got just one word "awesome". Can't wait for the fifth one. Never knew any character can feel so strong by just reading...
    beautyndbeast beautyndbeast 22-25, F 4 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    "If walls could keep us small, peasants would all be tiny and kings as large as giants."
    sophiebelle27 sophiebelle27 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    because the books give a little bit more details and sometimes the books are different from the movies.. I always try to read the book first and sometimes they are a bit different
    aby2015 aby2015 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I think this group may be the best place to write about this crush that I've been having for what feels like an eternity. And this post will be long and very detailed, so please...
    arcticray arcticray 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I write a lot about men...like a LOT. Men have always been a big part of my life since the first breath I took in this form. Growing up the only man a part of my life, after the...
    MsJessicaRabbit MsJessicaRabbit 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Old books are awesome. So many memories... One summer when I was about 10, my grandma gave us kids a bunch of my aunt's old Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books... there were some...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Through all what we go in our lives, I feel books as an escape, an escape to live a momentary life that we crave for. I come from a very conservative family background I am not...
    Bareen Bareen 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    you are not my country. you are not a country at all. you are surprising. you are statistic-starved. soulful of tourist brochures in Japanese and hourglass kebayas. you protest...
    Shahedansharif Shahedansharif 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    If I had a single, cruel bone in my body, I would post a classified advert somewhere, asking for someone who has nothing to do, no reason to stay alive, nothing left to give and no...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 days ago

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    I never thought that it would happen. Especially not like this. I never thought of my family to become a divorced family. It was during my senior year of high school. Just last...
    YoSavvyGirl YoSavvyGirl 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have tried to post these thoughts before, but they mysteriously disappeared in a few hours, so let me try again. I get fed up with conservative politicians hi-jacking the Bible...
    carlton52 carlton52 61-65, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    ...i have had everything from restaurant jobs to my own cleaning business, to being a graphic designer and print shop assistant. i haven't worked in about 9 years however.
    sunriseinmyeyes sunriseinmyeyes 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    Oh well. Been so busy lately! I'm 7 days behind my bible reading. I haven't touched the book I'm supposed to be reading weeks ago. I haven't been watching my tv series! I haven't...
    itcheru itcheru 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    "Sweet Potato and her friend Cockroach from Hell" There was once in this horrible sick and sad world a beautiful shapeless-shaped sweet potato who had rosy cheeks and a sweet...
    oneiric13 oneiric13 26-30, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    NATIONWIDE Major Cable Network Casting!Are you about to make a major decision or start a new chapter in your life? Would you love the opportunity to gain insight about the choice...
    johnkmolloy johnkmolloy 22-25, M Feb 2

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    NATIONWIDE Major Cable Network Casting!Are you about to make a major decision or start a new chapter in your life? Would you love the opportunity to gain insight about the choice...
    johnkmolloy johnkmolloy 22-25, M Feb 2

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    just completed reading bared to you-sylvia day..it was awesome! can't wait to read reflected in you :)
    beautyndbeast beautyndbeast 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 2

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    I haven't heard from my (ex?) boyfriend in almost three weeks. He is still not well and continues to be delusional and aggressive. I don't know what to do so I sent him a card. It...
    Lann2015 Lann2015 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 1

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    1. Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kristin Cronn-Mills. This book was, was, was, the reason I had the courage to come out to my Mom as Transgender. Parts of it still make...
    ProcessOfBecoming ProcessOfBecoming 18-21, T 1 Response Jan 31

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    Some of us can't help but have little accidents from time to time. Its only life and not everyone is perfect. I have accidents every day of course due to incontinence but also a...
    Letitgo83 Letitgo83 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    Given the many times I have received messages from pedophiles in my younger EP days and the amount of experiences and questions I see relating to it, I would advise any children...
    theguywiththeredhair theguywiththeredhair 18-21, M 11 Responses Jan 29

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    “When you tear out a man's tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you're only telling the world that you fear what he might say.”
    sophiebelle27 sophiebelle27 26-30, F Jan 29

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    Today in the lunch room a coworker was telling me that she is having anxiety lately. Another coworker that I have known for years told her about her own problems with anxiety and...
    strawberyblond strawberyblond 70+, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    I'm always finding humans at their best and their worst. I see their ugly and beauty, and I wonder how the same thing can be both.
    weirduo weirduo 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    I have turned away from authentic love a couple times because of fear and thought my life would work out ok if I just kept myself safe and seeming confident.
    DoIknowmenow DoIknowmenow 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 26

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