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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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    "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 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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    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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    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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    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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    " 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Here it is; tell me what you think of it :) I felt pain flare in my strained back as the greasy guard pushed me into the cell. “Got a surprise for you,” he’d said. I’ve...
    brynai brynai 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    I have written a Children's Book but i have not published it as of yet , its a Metis Cultural Children's book about 2 Sister's , it is a healing book i wrote a few years after my...
    Desiredlove Desiredlove 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 18

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    This is for my awesome EP Chickadees!!! Strong girls kick a$$!!
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    Would any of my awesome EPeeps like to call my boss and tell him I'm dead and won't be at work this week???? Somebody help a sister out!! : }
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 26

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    Last count was 638 books and that doesn't' include e-books
    KrisEC KrisEC 31-35, F Apr 17

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    It's been some time now ...I often wondered why it ended so quickly after 15 months together my last love , I gave my heart to her, we had no fights I thought things were working...
    joophomme joophomme 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 21

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    I'm in the middle of packing everything that reminds me of my ex in a box. this includes a bday and Christmas gift he gave me. a photo from our last date. homecoming photo and...
    areid13 areid13 16-17 Apr 19

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    I've had cp from birth one of the hardest things for me is walking I can still walk now it's been great many people may not appreciate what they have until they lose it. One more...
    jrad30 jrad30 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    This has been one of the best evenings I've had here! Love my EPeeps to the moon and back!!!
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    so iv basically been wearing my black jeans and shirts t much so , (not because im in a dark place i just like my dark clothes, don't judge me) iv been threatened that if i don't...
    thatgreyangel thatgreyangel 16-17, F Apr 22

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    funny thing is that he's saying everything we already know, we just dont realise it. I think hes amazing, makes me feel so relaxed
    BeccadyBoo BeccadyBoo 18-21, F Apr 22

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    I’m really hoping some of you can offer me some much needed support and guidance as I’m young, confused and heartbroken. Where do I start? I started my job coming up to 2...
    anony333 anony333 18-21, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Gold will always be gold , even if it's undesirable in appearance when found from the earth to the crafted chain , ring , hand band etc ( the value remains) - truth will always be...
    Stephenrko Stephenrko 31-35, M Apr 11

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    Well, it took me 3 years but I finally wrote my fantasy book and got it published. It is called Dragons of the Wold, The Chosen. To see it for sale on Amazon was, and still is...
    Livinadream Livinadream 56-60, F 1 Response Apr 19

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    I have a series of books. ...it has taken me over 7 years to write it all for the whole series, yet... I don't believe anyone wants to read them. I've never read a book like it or...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 14

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    About 5 years ago I had an attempt at writing a novel. The hero in the story was a crossdresser, and it would have been fairly obvious to the reader that the author was more than a...
    AmandaCarrington AmandaCarrington 56-60, T 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Diagnosed properly five years ago in New York by a woman doctor that took the time to research my issues and ordered the correct tests. Came back to my home in Utah and the...
    Andreacurtis01 Andreacurtis01 46-50, F Apr 17

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    Erich M. Remarque.. I have read everything from him when I was teenager and it changed my life
    Ninive Ninive 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 16

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    Big House,Big Family My partner built our house in Australia.It was when my first two kids were born,when I was 22.We always knew we'd have kids-but never 6 of them! It is a...
    steinermum steinermum 31-35, F Apr 20

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    Currently, I find myself with no friends. I have acquaintances, but no actual friends. I have drifted apart from most of the close friends I used to have. I made most of my friends...
    pixieowl pixieowl 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 18

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    I've suffered from maladaptive daydreaming ever since I can remember. I'm not really sure why.. Maybe because I've often felt like I'm trapped in the ****** reality of my actual...
    ellisbraddock ellisbraddock 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 22

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    I am a RN, retired due to Lupus Cerebrits, now a VetTech am 53 yrs old. Just 2 mos ago, Feb 27, 15, I was at my boyfriends house and had a severe headache, neck pain and was not...
    Brandycordi Brandycordi 51-55 3 days ago

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    i have been suffering from MD since i was a kid cause my daydreams are way better in my reality. I was shy in school and was bullied. Since I found out about MD I'm trying to fix...
    rchristina rchristina 31-35 3 Responses Apr 5

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    First, I would like to start by saying that the reason I am posting this is to possibly offer some help to others. I give all the glory to God, because there have been many times...
    lynnparker12 lynnparker12 46-50, F Apr 8

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    Bonjour, I am Qaasim. My counterpart is Qaasim Middleton. You may know him from American Idol. He also used to be in the Naked Brothers Band. I am his counterpart. I also...
    IAMNUTSFORFREDDY IAMNUTSFORFREDDY 18-21, F Apr 9

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    Most days I wake up and I call my parents since they don't call me. I think they are still trying to build my independence. But I've always been a bit of a loner you know? :( When...
    SpiritualBunny SpiritualBunny 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 17

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    Yes we do! We have way too much unrealistic expectations in our relationships. We don't want the man or the woman to cheat but we afraid to experiment in bed. Women don't like...
    FelicitySmoak FelicitySmoak 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 23

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    I am in love with the man who sexually abused me for 3 years. it started when I was 13. I got extremely close to him. I looked up to him and I could tell him anything. He was my...
    jessical95 jessical95 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I wonder what is going through your head right now! I've always been curious what people are thinking about, whether it's school, work, or money or something that you would have...
    StormCloud52 StormCloud52 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    I have stolen money from my parents
    YoniKollin YoniKollin 13-15, M 3 Responses Apr 6

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    I was 15 when I had scoliosis surgery. My spine was at an 85% curve and wasn't detected for many years. It was so bad I had to have brain surgery first for a shunt so it would...
    XoXoJeSsA XoXoJeSsA 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 21

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