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I Have Read By Candle Light

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    Blackout

    One day when there was a black out i got the sudden urge to read. I didn't have any other light source other then candles.  I had to put the candle really close to the book. My mother came in and said it looked like i was about to cast a spell or something lol It looked...
    Tacit Tacit 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 4, 2008

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    Sneaked It

    My mom has always said the same thing "stop reading its dinner time" or " You are going to mess up your eyes" I didn't beleive her see I read fast and alot not bragging but I used to sneak a candle in my room and read before I got my cell phone I stopped one night I caught my...
    harboraqua harboraqua 13-15, F Dec 31, 2010

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    Power Outage

    A few weeks ago we had the power go out in my apartment complex. I had no tv, no radio, no nothing. My ipod ran out of batteries so there was nothing for me to do, except read. This was the first time in a long time that I read a book.  I lit one of my many...
    zestcandle zestcandle 22-25 Aug 5, 2009

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    Last Winter

    It's extremely hard. Can't see the words very well. I was better off using a flashlight, which i switched to since I couldn't see. That was last winter. We had a power outtage.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 3, 2008

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    Hello Readers

    Hello everybody...Happy to be with you all..I love reading.I have my own mini library at home with some 25 to 30 books.its small but growing :) I mostly read any books because its upon us what we filter out from book and keep it in our collection (mind)...But i love to read...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 8, 2011

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    Sneaked It

    My mom has always said the same thing "stop reading its dinner time" or " You are going to mess up your eyes" I didn't beleive her see I read fast and alot not bragging but I used to sneak a candle in my room and read before I got my cell phone I stopped one night I caught my...
    harboraqua harboraqua 13-15, F Dec 31, 2010

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    Oils Well Or The Short Ramblings On The History Of Llghting.

    I use oil lighting all the time. Electrickery is fine, 3 phase theory positively sexy, r @ angle theta and all that. But there is something warm and intimate, dark and deep, lonely and sentinel piercing the dark in the semi luscent cast from a paraffin lamp. A friend who was...
    Pa1nsMcmurdo Pa1nsMcmurdo 41-45, M Feb 10, 2013

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    During A Power Outage.

    It's the perfect time to read, but sometimes a flashlight isn't handy. So that makes it hard but... sometimes you just can't put the book down. Candle light is the next best option.
    SofiaGrowsFlowers SofiaGrowsFlowers 22-25, T Nov 16, 2013

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    I was walking on my way home at about 7:00 in the evening. Our place is really a very quiet place with very few people. All of sudden about 20 meters from where I stood, there...
    jollybgood jollybgood 26-30, F Apr 7

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    They war within to see which will ultimately reign supreme for a nonspecific duration. Perhaps the light wins but the dark is powerful and hungry and will not cease to battle...
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    Darkness and brightness are two powerful concepts that just over power one another . I just despise that my dark side caves into my light side and I have to struggle with the...
    ImRainSunshine ImRainSunshine 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I feel like two different people in one body. I can control my light and dark side separately, but they are so different from each other. My light side: The perfect girlfriend...
    littlewallflower1 littlewallflower1 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    Whenever I feel like darkness has taken over my life and the world around me and that there's no escape I remember seeing the contorted branches in a tree that escaped the shadows...
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    Sending what the universe decides for me that day, I could be a ray of sunshine, or like a lifeless soul. No emotion, no expression. Just a blank slate.Those days are the worst...
    Kaleiita Kaleiita 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    You see all my light and you love my dark.
    Srfrchickie Srfrchickie 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 31

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    Each second the darkness grows within me no matter how much I try to walk towards the light. I just wish I had more freedom so I could become less sad and depressed.
    sakuma9 sakuma9 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    Mostly a dark side my light side is like trapped
    SpiritOfIzanagi SpiritOfIzanagi 13-15, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    my light side was gone but now it's slowly coming back shes bringing it back but ik as soon as she leaves it will be gone forever back into the void if it does how do I get it...
    Corneredblades Corneredblades 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    i am a person that does have a equal amount of dark as light. my dark side only emerges when i am angered. the last time it happened i blacked out. when i came to my body was shaky...
    alienseeker101 alienseeker101 18-21, M Apr 5

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    I am a nice person to strangers and I'm friendly, helpful, kind and pretty funny to my friends.But at home I'm hot tempered, won't speak to anyone if I don't have to. Lock myself...
    Jabezzz2 Jabezzz2 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    I hide my dark side from my friends. I don't want them to think im a freak. I hide it from everybody ecsept from internet...
    MusicKitten MusicKitten 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 30

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    I hide my dark side from everyone, I don't want people to know about it.
    RestlessDream RestlessDream 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 30

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    I feel like the dark side is becoming the only side. I'm focused on trying not to like it.
    LouDog319 LouDog319 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    I love my dark side. She's so beautiful. She says and does things my shy side wouldn't dare. I embrace her when she comes out :)
    DanniSwtSn DanniSwtSn 26-30, F 6 Responses Mar 31

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    I am usually polite and shy, but I can be ruthless if triggered.
    aeinhardt aeinhardt 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 2

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    barkleytony barkleytony 41-45, M 5 days ago

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    I love books. I have shelves of it, accumulated through the years. But I wasn't fond of reading when I was in university. I remember copying the assignment of classmates for my...
    ThereIsASantaClaus ThereIsASantaClaus 46-50, M Apr 12

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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...
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    Hey, Well its been about 3 years since i last posted about my life. And wow it has changed! Looking back now it is harfd to read how vulnerable i was and how i felt lost and...
    YourMyLove YourMyLove 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    I actually don't but I'm here to clear some things up: You may have seen those studies that state race if a factor of size or even height, well both are wrong! I have read...
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    I have read that you can have more than one soulmate and they can be your friend. They don't have to be your boyfriend or husband.
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    This won't be a long vent. Some of you have read my posts over the years and I am always grateful for the open-minded feedback. I have made a number of contacts and friends through...
    AbbyVents AbbyVents 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 9

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