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I Know My Heart

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    Training A Child In The Way He Should Go -- Aka -- A Harsh Environment Demands That A Child Learn To Accept Responsibility

    This is the story, told by The Gypsy,  of a climb she made out of the Grand Canyon with a party of Havasupai, and of a boy's adventures on that trip. The child had been told, the night before, that they would be accompanying the group setting out the next day to gather pine nuts...
    nelladell nelladell 66-70, F 3 Responses Feb 2, 2012

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    Soft-Hearted

    Well, I was told to stay away from animals... family does not allow to have any pets.. but I guess a dog changed my heart.. India has many stray animals.. I was in college living away from home.. Once I saved a little pup who couldn't walk - from a herd of locals dogs out to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 27, 2013

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    In

    It is a place of friendly shadows, with lichen and mushrooms and fairies. Her feet go soft on moss, and she can lie on her stomach with the cosmic lover and watch fishes in clear greeny pools. The beauty makes her eyes mist. This is why she loves being alone.
    nelladell nelladell 66-70, F 4 Responses Jul 9, 2011

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    What would it say, if my heart could speak?

    It would tell you a most horrific story, one of constant pain and near torture. It did not have to suffer, it could have chosen to stop at any time. Instead it chose daily to take the path of agony, daily to feel the pains, daily to be tortured and tormented .... and it chose...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 4 Responses Mar 11

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    And I Thought I Had Been Living Simply.

    I find getting old to be a very great pleasure as I sit in my not uncomfortable chair.There’s no desire for a magazine or a computer or TV or phone or backrub or window view—actually, not even for chocolate.. Inside there is comfort.  It’s very interesting inside.  There...
    nelladell nelladell 66-70, F 10 Responses Nov 9, 2012

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    Know My Heart

    Why do I pray? Do I pray to say I prayed an hour? Why do I love? Do I want you beholden to me? Why do I help? Do I help to hear my name called out? And why do I sing? Search me and know my heart, Oh God. See if there is any wrong thing in me All I have ever really wanted...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 2 Responses Aug 7, 2011

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    Dweller In Multiple Worlds

    I'm beginning a walk.  A tour of a farm,  of struggles and achievement.  Of nothing.  I leave out that which would cause purposeless sorrow. It's 1940.  The  fence is clear of brush, has sturdy posts, and the wires are stretched tight enough that you can climb...
    nelladell nelladell 66-70, F 11 Responses May 6, 2011

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    Lifes Blessings

    Before you were born, before any sonogram could tell me, I knew your sex. Before any pregnancy test could tell me, I knew you were growing inside of me. I knew I loved you before any doctor or test told me that you were there. When you were born, the pain was forgotten when you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 10, 2011

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    There's just something about the character

    roles Jason Bateman plays that makes me wish I could find his twin. Where is that handsome perfectly imperfect man... Seems like or rather it is like I always end up with the the opposite.... :/
    Bssanglergrl1 Bssanglergrl1 36-40 1 Response Jun 10

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    The Love Egg

    There were strange events surrounding the group of young men with whom our son met often, and he remembers it a little differently than I do, but he didn’t record it and I did. Here’s one of the events, another story from the front of my journal. It was a nice group of teen...
    nelladell nelladell 66-70, F 2 Responses Oct 17, 2011

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    OH – MY – GOSH – YES – THERE – IS

    – A – SANTA. Something made me watch BECOMING SANTA, a movie for which I had seen no recommendation at all, other than the fact that it is a Christmas movie. It turned out to be about 'real world' guys who play Santa. I stuck with it, all the while thinking how odd it...
    nelladell nelladell 66-70, F 3 Responses Dec 11, 2013

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    Romance is Divine

    Romance is divine When one's romance is with the Divine.
    nelladell nelladell 66-70, F 3 Responses May 31, 2011

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    Having my son surprise me with a visit is the

    best . Having him give me a hug is the best feeling in the world even though he's now taller than me. Made me remember how as parents we hug our children to make them feel loved, comforted and protected. All I can say now is that my son made me that way today. ❤️
    Bssanglergrl1 Bssanglergrl1 36-40 2 Responses Jun 18

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    An Ocean Of Flowers

    I flew, speckled with luminous electricity, A crazed dragonfly, with black sea-horses for escort When dreams were crushing with bitter blows My skies of ultramarine were burning Into the unknown yellow ochre orb ... It was then that I saw an ocean of flowers    
    THEMADHATTERXXXX THEMADHATTERXXXX 46-50, M Oct 7, 2011

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    And it was struck by lightening today.

    . Polarizing my thoughts, electrifying my emotions, shocking me silly. I didn't know someone like that even existed. Such an amazing woman. I can't be any more impressed. Thoughts I've never conceived bubble up. Please don't wake me up... Finally what I believe to be an...
    Golfknar Golfknar 36-40, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Meeting a Mystic, a Disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda

    She was young and I was young, but she was mature enough to be called a spiritual giant, and I was mature enough to know that it was true.   When I saw her across the lawn my homing instinct took me, and as she walked here and there I floated, entranced, behind her right...
    nelladell nelladell 66-70, F 9 Responses May 15, 2011

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    Favorite Experience Recorded in My Journal

      I loved riding along the California coast and enjoying the plants, so different from those of the desert and of the Midwest.   Five years before the events of this story Hubby had decided we would move back to the Midwest, and separation from folks who had given me support...
    nelladell nelladell 66-70, F 8 Responses May 29, 2011

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    As Good As Any Revenge

    My mother was strong and my dad wasn’t. He was fifteen years older than she. Before he died, after he needed care and came to live with us, Daddy told me he was afraid that Mother was going to give everything to my little brother and that he would fight her to get anything...
    nelladell nelladell 66-70, F 14 Responses Mar 30, 2012

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    And it knows me. Indigo

    or autistic is possible. So i must learn more. Or just love being caring.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Mar 12

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    AdoraGel AdoraGel 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    Wow. I'm floored. He's planning a move here.

    .. And I don't feel pressured, I feel... Peace... Anticipation... Gratitude. Which is frickin' off-the-charts Miraculous!! I mean, men have suggested such things before -just a couple of Weeks Ago, in fact, most recently- and I've gone into PANIC mode!! Even if its been...
    AdoraGel AdoraGel 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    I Know My Heart... But my Brain does not.

    There's been a long-standing fued & disconnect, between the two, for over 30 years now. So, you see... If I seem a bit wild & contradictory, it's because I am. =) The divide within my soul has long been there, & two weeks ago, the materials necessary in altering the past...
    AdoraGel AdoraGel 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 24

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    We Consciously Tried To Be No Bother

    We went back to our spot near Sedona and saw the beautiful comfortably settled-in homes that look out across the valley, just like we used to do while sitting in our folding lawn chairs next to a wait-a-minute bush.  We couldn't actually deny a certain beauty of freshly...
    nelladell nelladell 66-70, F 8 Responses Sep 1, 2011

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    The Lover

    OUT THERE IN THE WORLD COGNIZED BY MIND   THE LOVER IS UNSEEN AND RARELY SUSPECTED,   THE CARESSES ASSIGNED TO A SOURCE OTHER,   THE GIFTS TAKEN TO BE THEIR OWN PROGENY. 
    nelladell nelladell 66-70, F 2 Responses May 13, 2011

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    The Mystic's Pain

    If the sky were to become purple-black and rain searing green fire all ‘round, it would have nothing to do with the the feelings in a mystic’s heart.    But when he makes an opening between his fingers and looks out, he hears our cries--our suffering because we haven’t...
    nelladell nelladell 66-70, F May 15, 2011

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    Free assistance is now provided by the Houston Charity Center, an independent charity and thrift store dedicated to helping struggling families, to over 1,500 families annually in...
    angoracheck53 angoracheck53 41-45, F 13 mins ago

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    Does being a down to earth nice man with a good heart ok in today's age?you know I have to say yep!I may not be as cool as the Mac daddy's of the world or as gifted with being able...
    magicrabbit magicrabbit 51-55 3 hrs ago

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    If you still care about me don't ever let me know. If you don't care for me anymore don't ever let me know. I rather keep you in my memories where you are always kind and sweet. I...
    saraandherfoxes saraandherfoxes 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Faith is not knowing what the future holds, but knowing who holds the future. When you feed your faith, your fears will starve to death. It's about stepping out, when you don't...
    GraceIsMine GraceIsMine 66-70, F 2 days ago

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    The heart wants what the heart wants. There is no logic in it. No rymne or reason. You meet someone, you fall in love, your hearts connect, there is instant passion and...
    Onebellaheart Onebellaheart 36-40, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I know my ex boy friend from Social media since 2009. He is from Sri Lanka n I'm from Malaysia. We were became friends in Social media friends n used to chat once in a while. And...
    leenaDV87 leenaDV87 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I am torn between 2 amazing women...My wife and the love of my life. I am 35 years old. I have been married now for 10 years and I have been with my wife for a total of 12 years...
    cl0udedth0ughts cl0udedth0ughts 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    I don't know where Uwais has gone but I do know he took me with it. I feel as though I've dissappeared even though I can be seen. You've taken my soul with you. My breath feels...
    passingby123 passingby123 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Where do i start? oh yes, it all began the first day i met a handsome, drop dead gorgeous boy and we liked each other and we dated. The next few months we broke up because he was...
    ilovelove23 ilovelove23 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    He's back so many times I have wished for him to come back so many times I prayed for the second chance to love him so many times I cried for it will never gonna happen so many...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I divorced in Feb 2014 and although I started dating very quickly, I had already checked out of my marriage approximately 1-2 years prior, so I felt I was ok to date. I met an...
    14nolookingback 14nolookingback 36-40, F Aug 21

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    Wants to speak from the heart. Asking Heart to say what keeps burden it. But it says 'nothing' Nothing always means something. And that something is always indescribable...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 21

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    Restlessness is another type of loneliness. it refers not so directly to the experience of estrangement from others, but to the constant dissatisfaction and restlessness within us...
    cosmosdrift cosmosdrift 31-35, F Aug 20

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    I realize I've shed far too many tears over you. It's time I be strong, the strength I know that is in there, deep down. The kind of strong I used to be... before I gave my heart...
    Onebellaheart Onebellaheart 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    Matters of the Heart... Love, if it was only matters of the heart it would be easy. But, your brain takes over. All forms of logic disappear. Speculation is everywhere. It's...
    MyHeart4You MyHeart4You 46-50, F Aug 19

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    As I grow older and continue to battle the trials and tribulations of a man trying to survive one day at a time.One thing I have learned is that life is like spinning around like a...
    thebustierthebetter thebustierthebetter 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    To much writing everyone is good at expression well at least attempts at communication but who can generate a spark in the touch of the hand. A warm feel the comfort that goes...
    magicrabbit magicrabbit 51-55 Aug 18

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    1: What would you name your future daughter? in the science language, what you're saying is what would you call your future child with xx chromosomes - probably Rose or Helen 2...
    EllaUK EllaUK 13-15, F Aug 18

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