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I Have Read By Candle Light

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 155 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    When I was having my home built.I made sure i had a huge beautiful stained glass wall seperator put in between my bedroom and bathroom.Instead of a traditional block wall .My room...
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    I love sinking into a hot bath, watching the steam rise, listening to the gently lapping water as I lay my head back, hypnotized by the candlelight flickering and bathing my skin...
    FBR4536 FBR4536 41-45, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Don't have the time to do so now lately I've been busy with a whole heap of ****. I love turning on my music, drawing myself a hot warm bubble bath and relax after a long day I...
    Lorissa Lorissa 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    my light side main power is forgiveness my dark side usually never comes but as I am human too so sometimes I just can't control my anger so I will say anger my dark side main
    never0empty never0empty 18-21, M Jan 1

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    Yeah that's me dark side and a light one sounds bipolar .
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    I like to have sexual pleasure no matter what sex it is coming from as long as I'm getting pleased.
    JoshuaH123 JoshuaH123 16-17, M 3 Responses Jan 9

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    I have a darkside but it only comes out at the weirdest moment
    ethan121 ethan121 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 9

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    People wonder how I manage to be such a conundrum. I have a childish, playful side, and yet I am capable of leading and being serious. How I can be innocent one moment, and utterly...
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    im2hot2bemo im2hot2bemo 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I can be a kind and friendly person, or I can be the biotch that ruins your life. You pick
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    I've done some completely selfless acts of kindness in my life, literally let myself get beaten in the face to stop my drunk sister from going after her abusive boyfriend. And I've...
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    When I revealed my dark side to him a few days ago, I almost drove him away, the only one who I van tell my problems to the only one I really count on to listen to me, I just want...
    Animelife300 Animelife300 13-15, F 5 Responses Jan 15

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    Just don't get on my bad side... I think enough is said there.
    PurplePuppy68 PurplePuppy68 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    Look.. I choose peace but , say... Don't walk up on me wrong.. This Tea and Incense can turn into Colt 45 and Newports if NEED be.. OK? -Erykah Badu
    alxvii alxvii 18-21, F Jan 19

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    I am completely aware of both sides, I am not ashamed of either side in fact let me tell you a story about an old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. ?A fight is going...
    alxvii alxvii 18-21, F Jan 19

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    I let the snakes in my head wriggle out the ends of my fingers.
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M Jan 21

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    When society turns you down, that's when you become Jason !!
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    I really wish I could get one of Finnick Odair's sugar cube and hot smile.
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    i really enjoy reading graphic novels, unlike text only books. text only books require much imagination, and also certain reading skills so you can recognize what the writer is...
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    I have read, and lived(while reading and imagining) the Harry Potter Story.
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    I wouldn't enjoy talking with people who have written more than they have read...
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    since I was 2 years old I've been diagnosed with RA... so I've been living with this for 20 years now. I have two hip replacements, but if i could i will gladly replace everything...
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    Hi there! My son is 3 months old and he has wpw syndrome. Since he was born he had SVPT two times in 2months...and when the doctors changed the therapy to Amiodarone he is stable...
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    hi everyone, I was so good, did not pick at my arm for a week, I used aloe vera which is the best stuff to use for healing and old scars, the started again a couple of days ago...
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    I am holding back tears. I'm so happy. So many good things happening for me. Lost 15 pounds. Decided to weigh myself yesterday and im 15 pounds lighter from my last weigh in...
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    Darkness exists. It requires no source or energy, and yet if left unchecked the entire universe would be an expansive void, without shape, form or color.Light requires a source and...
    GJOFJ3 GJOFJ3 56-60, M 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    Just finished burning a huge candle from Walmart... Now finishing my Christmas candle from Bath & Body Works, Holly Jolly Christmas <3 Does anyone recommend specific scents from...
    LaceyLikes2Flyy LaceyLikes2Flyy 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    Self Reflections My skin is not a tough armor, its too thin and easily broken. The air i am inhaling is attenuating with each gasp for breath. My shins are quivering and small...
    writingmyrelease writingmyrelease 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    So as most of you know my husband had 4 months left and was in the work release program when the state came and pulled him out with new charges. So now everything has FINALLY been...
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    My mother and I absolutely adore them. There is never a time in our house where we don't have a scented candle somewhere. Whenever her birthday or Christmas comes along, it is...
    ForeverIsOver ForeverIsOver 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Today I was reading my horoscope personality description (I'm a cancerian) and it really had me down to a T .... I know that horoscopes aren't always completely correct but it...
    Summerandroses Summerandroses 22-25, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I love the smell of an old book...my special time when reading...just so busy in this mad world that barely have time to read something lately
    semperliberi semperliberi 31-35, M 10 mins ago

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