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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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    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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    "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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    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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    " 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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    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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    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

    To everyone who suffers with seizures whether they be PNES, epilepsy or both. Or you know someone who has seizures please make sure that you or the person you know are aware of...
    VolunteerMouse VolunteerMouse 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Real African music! Be loud !
    InappropriateKangaroo InappropriateKangaroo 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    Just when I think I'm the only person to have specific thoughts and fears, BAM! There you all are...and, suddenly, I'm not in as bad of shape as I thought I was. Thank you my...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have started to read books (not related to school, books like novels etc.) since I have been a child. They helped me a lot and I am thankful of those wrote them, most of them are...
    sadsands sadsands 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    I find joy in reading. I used to read in the dark or under dim light at night even if my parents told me to go to bed. It gave me comfort in what I read and I have learned a lot...
    Artandabstarct Artandabstarct 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    And every once in a while one of my EPeeps will completely blow my mind with their kindness and friendship. It boggles my mind how such precious friendships can be formed on this...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I met him online something I said I would never do. Our first date was wonderful we talked for hours I've never felt so comfortable with anyone before. We had agreed that our first...
    tllp tllp 41-45, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I found this really awesome. Aside from the fact that it looks like this person is smearing poop across their stomach with their finger...
    missmalky missmalky 18-21, T 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I recently have been reading the Harry Potter series with my son. My husband and I used to read to our son every night. We read more series and chapter books now that he is older...
    dreamingquietly04 dreamingquietly04 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm generally not very keen on having lots of stuff, but books are the glaring exception to that. I have way too many bookshelves at home, all full, all read. Most of my favorite...
    lcz415 lcz415 26-30 4 days ago

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    For a long time i had major eyesight probs Surgery has solved those and i can now see again I have returned to my books and am reading a thriller by Ken Follett. I cant put it...
    anthony2001 anthony2001 61-65, M 6 days ago

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    "It's not that I'm some detached lab animal just conditioned to ignore violence, but my first instinct is maybe it's not too late to dab club soda on the bloodstain."
    TheGoddessB TheGoddessB 31-35, F a week ago

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    I saw on Post Secret that Frank was offering sex Luxury trips to an island below Japan. He has in mind a short TV program for couples who have kept secrets from one another and...
    secretsalle secretsalle 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    ok I have this song from KFC commercials stuck in my head, it goes like "chicken in the bucket, chicken in the beans" its really irritating and I keep hearing it over and over in...
    wolfy299 wolfy299 13-15, M Jun 21

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    6-20-15 I was in an elementary school, the same one from a previous dream. It felt familiar. There was a chocolate shop there. I met some people while looking at chocolate on...
    KitsuneNinja KitsuneNinja 16-17, F Jun 21

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    I was reading something about personal love and relationships. There was a passage quoted from Eckhart Tolle where he speaks of true love as being when you can see yourself in...
    ReadyFreddieDarling ReadyFreddieDarling 26-30 Jun 20

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    The intimate relationships I have had could be counted on one hand. One freaking hand! I know guys who need a file cabinet for all the relationships they have had. I do not have a...
    Solitaireman Solitaireman 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 20

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    DomestixGoddess, This one is for you darlin. Thanks for always making me smile, and Being my partner in crime, when I need to conquer the world....Thanks for always having you're...
    AngeleyesUponU AngeleyesUponU 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    I owe each of my EPeeps a HUGE apology. It dawned on me today that I haven't REALLY spent time with each of you...reading your posts and getting to know you. So, beginning today...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 8 Responses Jun 18

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    Coupled with severe depression, although I've never and probably will never tell anyone. I rarely get flashbacks any more as I try my best to stay away from where it happened and...
    TheOtherOne17 TheOtherOne17 16-17, M 3 Responses Jun 18

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    My circle Is lonely Without you But you won't add me ME But you claim love When you added the person That person that hates me But i won't ask you to choose i only asked to be...
    shimmeringrose shimmeringrose 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 18

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    first off, i am new around here so hello all! i got to know about this app when i was searching the internet for personal experiences and stories about having tuberculosis. just...
    asdfghjkl26 asdfghjkl26 18-21, F Jun 18

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    HotMessExpress, this is for you honey....you always make me laugh when I feel like screaming, and you give me strength in which to soar...I am happy and blessed to have met ya girl...
    AngeleyesUponU AngeleyesUponU 41-45, F 6 Responses Jun 17

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    Can I have suggestions for good books? I have already read the fault in our stars! Now that that's out of the way... Go!
    LayWithFate LayWithFate 18-21, F 7 Responses Jun 16

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    “He remained heartbroken, which meant one of two things: either his love was pure and true and earth-shakingly significant; or he was addicted to feeling forlorn, he liked being...
    Nijima Nijima 41-45, M Jun 15

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    Pinkstarbust!!! I dedicate this to you...You bring so much joy, laughter, and love to you're fellow EP peeps, you are always quick to praise, hold a hand, whip a tear, share a...
    AngeleyesUponU AngeleyesUponU 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 15

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    I saw this today and immediately thought of my phenomenal EPeeps! How lucky am I!!
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 15

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    My boyfriend left for basic training on June first. I haven't heard from him since the third... should I be expecting to hear from him soon?
    espurresso espurresso 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 15

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    My father and my mother are narcissistic, and I'll try to explain how I realized of it and how it's still affecting me. I went to live abroad, my ex came for a while, he was...
    Mariana2 Mariana2 41-45, F Jun 15

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    I'm currently reading Pulitzer Prize winners & finalists. Anybody have any favorites from that category?
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 14

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    I had been diagnosed with bulimia nervosa , and I have relapsed a few times .there have been days where I have thrown up more than a 100 times , sometimes out of anger without any...
    lauraknightsoto lauraknightsoto 18-21, F Jun 14

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