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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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    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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    "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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    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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    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, 2014

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    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 6, 2010

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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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    messedupmemories messedupmemories 13-15, T May 11

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    Does anyone else dislike major bookstores as much as I do? Give me the tiny, narrow-aisled, musty smelling and dimly lit stores any day of the week. For Christsakes, Barnes and...
    Zachary29 Zachary29 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    You are all on my mind this morning and I just wanted you to know. Wherever your struggles are today please know that you have value and you are worthy of every blessing that...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 5 Responses May 17

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    Thanks for a great day EPeeps!!! You have no idea how much I appreciate y'all! MWAH!!
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I did this when I was 16 and 17 when I just walked away from the people I knew in school and decided to go my own way in life. It wasn’t being bullied was the problem (I was), I...
    DARRIN001 DARRIN001 36-40, M May 19

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    Friends come and go like the waves of the ocean, but true friends stay like an octopus on your face
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 7 Responses May 6

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    Wishing I lived closer to all my EP chickadees! Love you girlies!!
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 5 Responses May 19

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    Sweet dreams to all of my beautiful, handsome, brilliant, amazing, crazy and all around FANTASTIC EPeeps!! p.s. Hey coolio??? Three hours until Friday my love!!!!
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 8 Responses May 21

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    Dijon found himself spread upon a bed lettuce atop a thin slice of turkey breast. . . . enveloped by steamy buns. . . .garnished with a sweet, sweet pickle. . .. ~Excerpt from my...
    woodyinya woodyinya 56-60, M May 10

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    thats a lie, because i dont love books i am addicted to books. if books were a drugs then i would never stop reading. my profile picture is from my favorite series Hush Hush by...
    XxMyDemonsxX XxMyDemonsxX 16-17, F 6 Responses May 11

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    Excerpt from the song Blood Brothers, By Man Of War (could be renamed thy Friend) When the world turns you away, a friend will not say no. There is strength that we all have, it...
    Mencrytoo Mencrytoo 46-50, M 1 Response May 19

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    I am 21 and what exactly happens when I'm under panic attack is suddenly I feel drowsy and my eyes start blacking out... And within no time my heart beats very rapidly (so fast...
    notimpp notimpp 18-21, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    So I joined Goodreads back in December 2011 and haven’t read much since then. I have what I consider an eclectic varied mix of books on my reading list. I have many classics...
    dustypork dustypork 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    Just wanted to vent a bit and try to add some positivity to this/my situation. Here I sit, 23 years old, a college graduate, great job, family and friends and (oh by the way I have...
    macjr91 macjr91 22-25, M 3 Responses May 21

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    Ok, y'all ready for another rant? Here we go in 3...2...1...NOW! I have a classmate named Sylvia. She is SO. FŬCKING. ANNOYING (there's gonna be a lot of letters with weird...
    BlueMetalChick BlueMetalChick 18-21, F 14 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have Asperger's Syndrome which is a high functioning form of autism. I got diagnosed at 7, but my parents told me I was BORN with it. I guess I was born abnormal after all. I...
    maialove maialove 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 Apr 30

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      This is going to be so difficult to put into words.. I have had HPV for past 2 years, and I feel just overwhelmed with everything that is going on in my life, it's not only...
    Nicky23 Nicky23 22-25, F 2 Responses May 17

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    I believe I have suppressed memories from childhood and some things are hard to remember. Like chunks of my childhood blacked out. There was no violence and drugs or alcohol weren...
    AmayaHoo AmayaHoo 22-25, F 2 days ago

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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 May 4

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    My thoughts on genetic engineering. In a former life I was a dairy farmer. We artificially inseminated our dairy herd with frozen *****. This had several advantages, mature...
    vroom555 vroom555 56-60, M 3 Responses May 6

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    A talk the other day. With crisis. About mental health services. And homelessness. Entered my head today. After watching comedians. Egos rule. And make rules...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M May 7

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    I'm 16 and I have been pulling out my eyebrows for the past 6 years. I just started it one day I think what triggered it was the bullying I had in 6th grade. I used to pull out my...
    RiseOfAnEmpire16 RiseOfAnEmpire16 16-17, F May 7

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    In the past month, a lot has happened. I'll warn you in advance that this is a long post, but I think it might help some of you to feel less alone. I hope it does. So. I dated a...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 6 Responses May 10

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    I just realized few days ago that what I have been suffering from for years has a name ,I have been experiencing the symptoms since I was 5 I didn't know what exactly it is but it...
    NouraAh NouraAh 26-30, F 2 Responses May 12

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    I may be 14 and young but I have done things horrible that I wish I could prevent or change 1. When I was in 2nd grade I was playing with a friend and then a group of bullies...
    legalcobra6886 legalcobra6886 13-15, M 3 Responses May 16

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    Many think, "In order to be happy, I must fix my life and THEN go to God." It's just the opposite. You don't have the ability to fix your life. That's why it's in the shape it's...
    ArtLover01 ArtLover01 66-70, F 1 Response May 18

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    Why You Need Jesus and How to Find Him . Many think, "In order to be happy, I must fix my life and THEN go to God." It's just the opposite. You don't have the ability to fix your...
    ArtLover01 ArtLover01 66-70, F 1 Response May 21

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    Many think, in order to be happy, I must fix my life and THEN go to God. It's just the opposite. You don't have the ability to fix your life. That's why it's in the shape it's in...
    ArtLover01 ArtLover01 66-70, F May 18

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    I have it ...bad..from.child abuse...my mom beat me relentlessly..called me names dumb stupid and an idiot. she also made me do inhumane things...I currently feel alone people...
    imissdnce imissdnce 31-35, F 2 Responses May 6

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    I used to cut when I had really bad flash backs of my abuse. So I have a scar from it. I wasn't thinking right when I did it. I wish I can take it back. It doesn't look as bad as...
    Raybae Raybae 18-21, F 3 Responses May 13

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