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I Have Read By Candle Light

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, T Nov 16, 2013

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    I have Split-personalities. My light one: * bubbly * optimistic * sweet * lovable * easily scared * loving uke*feminine person, usually told as in a homosexual relationship* Dark...
    AveiraAmaria AveiraAmaria 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    At the top of a mountain in Bhutan in a dzong (temple). I had been feeling very in touch after a 3 hour walk and doing 3 circumambulations while doing mantras on my prayer beads...
    Ozdharma Ozdharma 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 16

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    Wondering if it's just us or everybody got a lighter and a darker side of them? We were not born perfect obviously we aren't angles. So what's the deal? Some people say they...
    luvsoylatte luvsoylatte 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 20

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    Having a light and dark side can be so confusing and frustrating.
    Jin777 Jin777 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    as it stands I feel as though both of these sides of me are merging and it scares me because I am having an identity crisis I wake up some days and feel as though I don't know who...
    fenrirandimpachi fenrirandimpachi 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 7

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    some people thinks im crazy for saying that I have a dark side I really do ever time when someone pushes me or threatens me around thats where I snap and fight back then I came...
    alicemadness alicemadness 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I am always told I take the Bible to literal ,,that it is a good story book written and perverted by men ,,, to some extent I agree ,,but in those pages are prophecies Christ...
    rckt148 rckt148 51-55, M Dec 12

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    It's more than a book, it has deeper meanings that each person interprets differently! These insights I have experience before even knowing about the book then by chance I found...
    PrincessMarina PrincessMarina 13-15, F Dec 8

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    I have all the books and all the movies. :D
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Most especially when I'm planning to do something
    Mariangabalon Mariangabalon 18-21, F Dec 3

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    I think I'm a thrill chaser
    tamaraalkhafaji tamaraalkhafaji 18-21, F Dec 20

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    can the best thing that will ever happen to you or the worse
    Vnaturaldisaster Vnaturaldisaster 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 20

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    I am aware of my dark side. I've tried to balance them both out because it's hard to go on bottling it up all the time. It wants to be known. I accepted that. However, the first...
    Stormeye1996 Stormeye1996 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    The Chamber of Secrets is my favourite movie, but the Goblet of Fire is my favourite book. :)
    ijustwantahug ijustwantahug 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    This is somthing I found on Instagram.
    cellorocks cellorocks 13-15, F Dec 7

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    I feel christmas really on its way now I have been able to sing a few carols in candle light in a beautiful old church.  I got goose bumps.It takes away the bustle of shops...
    saxappeal saxappeal 46-50, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Regardless of what your political inclinations are, I have read 2 books by Bill OReilly. One is Killing Kennedy. You won't be able to put the book down. I am currently reading...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 6 Responses Dec 5

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    The evening of December 11, 2014 will go down in my personal history as the worst evening of my life. I did something that I have never done before, that I knew was wrong, and I...
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    I have been in love twice in my life. Years ago there was a girl I loved. But I had to love her from afar and never told her. We never dated because religion was separating us and...
    ManinNY ManinNY 41-45, M Dec 7

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    I have been in love twice in my life. Years ago there was a girl I loved. But I had to love her from afar and never told her. We never dated because religion was separating us and...
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    though i am a new member of the "reading club", i mean never liked reading a book before, but certainly now i can say i'm an official member of reading club......... i like reading...
    LittleCreates LittleCreates 22-25, M Dec 5

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    I like to read biographies. I have read the following biographies - Jesse Owens, and Louis Armstrong. I have also read the biography of Bart Star- a quarterback for the Green Bay...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 1 Response Nov 29

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    I love to read but it's been a while Since I have read a book. a good book and written as well. Being busy these days and school will you make you dislike reading. la sigh
    PetiteChica PetiteChica 18-21, F Dec 2

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    Just finished reading The Fault in our Stars. Omg soooo sad but such a good read. Horrible timing to have read it when I did but oh so worth it
    ArtsyFaerie32 ArtsyFaerie32 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    Hi , I'm new here . I not actually new to this website as I have read some of the post before . I remember how I find it so sick when I read someone post about how they cut...
    triplexA triplexA 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 12

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    Hello everyone! I am a 28 year old who has struggled with alopecia since I was 18 years old.... I put it aside for the most part of my high school years.. thinking it was all the...
    hstutz hstutz 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 1

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    Every day my powers get stronger and stronger if you have read my recent post you would know what I am taking about. although I have found what could be distinguished as a power...
    wabbey wabbey 13-15 Nov 29

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    Every day my powers get stronger and stronger if you have read my recent post you would know what I am taking about. although I have found what could be distinguished as a power...
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    Hi! I am 22. I haven't been to a doctor about everything yet, but I would like to know if anyone has experienced what I am going through. First of all, all my life, I have always...
    paula8910 paula8910 22-25, F Dec 2

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    I have read so often that the key to sustaining relationships is communication. How ironic is it that in this era of technology where people use their phones so often for doing...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M Dec 15

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    Circumcision is one of the heated topics debated about and I noticed that from stories I have read pro-foreskin people keep saying "Let the boy grow up and make the decision...
    PetiteChica PetiteChica 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 16

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    I was standing in my balcony engulfed in deep darkness and tears were not stopping.Then suddenly I heard a giggle.There a little two year old was standing giggling at me and...
    GenuineAngel GenuineAngel 18-21, F 45 mins ago

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    I am using this as my test for intelligent people from now on. If you don't read this (trust me, I will know) then expect me to ignore the crap out of you. 1. Do not message me...
    ValkyriesForValhalla ValkyriesForValhalla 22-25, F 47 mins ago

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    Sitting in a dark room lit only by candles is comforting to me. I do enjoy it most while taking a hot bubble bath though. With all the lights off in my bathroom and just few...
    Aubrey0914 Aubrey0914 22-25, F Nov 29

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    I light one before going to sleep most nights. I like watching the dancing shadows they make on the walls. If I can't sleep, I just watch those; they make one drowsy after a while...
    Quiche5 Quiche5 18-21, M Dec 16

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    Will add story later... For now I'm just going to relax by candlelight. 
    lovelywarpedlemon lovelywarpedlemon 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    I have just stumbled upon something lovely (I can't recall where I found it), but I wanted to share it with you all: 1 You cannot change what you refuse to confront. 2 Sometimes...
    obscureriddle obscureriddle 22-25, F Dec 8

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    What if you lost your ability to Love ? What if the ability to enjoy everything was taken away from one day to the next ? This is a glimpse into my life suffering from a mental...
    jeromeleegriffin jeromeleegriffin 41-45, M Nov 30

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