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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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    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 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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    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
    jenga1 jenga1 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 23, 2011

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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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    "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...
    jenga1 jenga1 46-50, F 1 Response May 27

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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...
    jenga1 jenga1 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have recently separated from my girlfriend, of 11 years, she said she loved me, and wanted to have a future with me, but she Lied to me and used me to solve all her problems. I...
    razerd razerd 36-40, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    The Fault In Our Stars and other books by John Green have amazing, inspirational quotes in.
    EmmaBirchall EmmaBirchall 13-15, F Jul 1

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    I meet wonderful strangers that I can honestly call friends on EP. Alana000 you are a sweetheart very caring and adorable & beautiful girl. I feel very happy to have meet you...
    Ilyme Ilyme 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 1

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    From "Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul" Most people need to hear those "three little words." Once in a while, they hear them just in time. I met Connie the day she was admitted to...
    miazeus miazeus 26-30, F Jul 1

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    Death is always on the way, but the fact that you don't know when it will arrive seems to take away from the finiteness of life. It's that terrible precision that we hate so much...
    norlights3 norlights3 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It's clear to me now that I have been moving toward you and you toward me for a long time. Though neither of us was aware of the other before we met, there was a kind of mindless...
    TheWeepingWoman TheWeepingWoman 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    The connection I have made to some women here has been amazing. It is wonderful that a bond can form over common interests, a pursuit of knowledge and the willingness to...
    shydate shydate 66-70, M Jun 29

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    Last year I had no one. This year I have a wonderful friend that has turned everything around for me. Better yet I got back in touch with my old childhood friend! So grateful.
    RoxannaM RoxannaM 22-25, F Jul 8

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    So I have about 3 EP friends I've talk to since I've been back on. They are all cool, but one in particular I really enjoy talking to. It's funny because we really don't talk...
    RjMommy245 RjMommy245 22-25, F Jul 12

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    I've done it way too much. It's the worst habit I've ever had with other people, is that depending on the situation, I'll literally disappear from someone's life. I've probably...
    RoddyB7589 RoddyB7589 16-17, M Jul 2

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    I have travelled to North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia, just missing Antarctica ! Would be willing to go but it is very far away and hard to get to...
    tomkojohn tomkojohn 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 30

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    Everyone would like to have friendships for a lifetime. Genuine friendships and relationships, But unfortunely people change, you hurt people, they hurt you and things are never...
    strawberry38 strawberry38 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    "The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a...
    TheWeepingWoman TheWeepingWoman 36-40, F Jul 1

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    Quoting Harry Potter or Lord of the rings is the way to my heart
    WendyDarlin WendyDarlin 18-21, F Jul 1

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    Iv only had this for like a day but it's pretty cool
    rosiebloom rosiebloom 22-25, F Jul 1

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    Keeping contact with friends is... ... a lot of work. So old friends are... Just Drifting Away
    Ironicman Ironicman 56-60, M 2 days ago

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    It's pathetic, but every day I pray that he calls or texts me. Every. Day. Sad
    Rojayazul Rojayazul 36-40, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Here are 10 Reasons Why You Should Read More Books: 1. To Develop Your Verbal Abilities Although it doesn’t always make you a better communicator, those who read tend to have a...
    paradox14 paradox14 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 6

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    Waterstones has a good selection of books. One of my favorite chains of bookstores. Books from bookstores seem relatively cheaper than online books/books that you get on...
    KMargatroid KMargatroid 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    I have awesome eight year old twins, Callum and Cara. They were born early, 34 weeks. They have no problems whatsoever. They are amazing big siblings to Kieran (5), Sophia (2...
    MummySpanker MummySpanker 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    I'll have to thank my father for this. :) He introduced me to books at such a young age. Well, I did have a normal childhood playing outside with kids my age but when I'm at home...
    malipatient malipatient 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    1983 was in Rota Spain with Seabees. Used to go into town to watch the Catholic celebrations. There was a beauty pageant for a holiday celebrating the virginity of Mary. It was...
    pfuzylogic pfuzylogic 51-55, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I have a question. How do I know if I have Maladaptive Daydreaming? What makes me think I have MD is because... 1. I daydream a lot. As in even whether I'm just walking from my...
    iridexent iridexent 18-21 2 Responses Jun 28

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    And it is a shame so many of them are closing up. I have bought out countless book stores
    mrmarine mrmarine 46-50, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    My family thinks nothing of it but I don't remember a lot of my life. I'm 21 years old and I can't hardly remember things everyone acts like I should. They'll tell me things that I...
    RyskerSein RyskerSein 18-21, M Jul 12

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    I have been studyingy bio book for 4 hours. And nothing is going is going inside my brain lol :D
    XxSxarletxX XxSxarletxX 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    Hey guys, it's past midnight over here and I've been trying to fall asleep but I got stuck reading posts, articles, etc. of HPV. I'm only 20 and not even two weeks ago I received...
    sunny1993 sunny1993 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    I have been estranged from my adult daughter for her entire pregnancy, and she had her baby a week ago... she has shunned me because I voiced that I don't like the way her...
    vanishingvixenn vanishingvixenn 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    (SORRY IF ITS LONG. I KINDA WROTE A NOVEL HERE LOL) So i rather not go by my first name i'll go by my middle name which is Kayla. I'm 14 and a half and ever since I was in the 6th...
    kaylaa1 kaylaa1 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    Its pretty cool :) At first all you talk about is the culture and what its like in their country and your country but then you start talking like you'd talk with your friends :) I...
    WildFlowerChild19 WildFlowerChild19 18-21, F Jul 6

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    This man is an Icon of country music,and perhaps one of the greatest song writers ever!Wille Nelson was born in Abbot Tx on April 29 1933 and at age 82 is still cranking them out...
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    i was a patrol officer alarm investigator for 4 years i still have demons and nightmares it wont wash away until my wife and counselor i never cried i am shut down off like...
    themosthatedman themosthatedman 36-40, M Jul 8

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    When I was 15 my parents ill fated 16 relationship finally imploded. It stsrted with a mysterious letter sent to our family home while my father was away. My siblings and I know...
    Eitan Eitan 22-25, M Jul 15

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    My name is Michelle I am 29 years old, and I have been suffering from Bulimia since I was 15 years old. I think alot of my issues have resulted from being picked on in my younger...
    stonm8352 stonm8352 26-30, F Jul 15

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    My name is Michelle I am 29 years old, and I have been suffering from Bulimia since I was 15 years old. I think alot of my issues have resulted from being picked on in my younger...
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    My name is Michelle I am 29 years old, and I have been suffering from Bulimia since I was 15 years old. I think alot of my issues have resulted from being picked on in my younger...
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    My name is Michelle I am 29 years old, and I have been suffering from Bulimia since I was 15 years old. I think alot of my issues have resulted from being picked on in my younger...
    stonm8352 stonm8352 26-30, F Jul 15