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Month: May, 2015

The Fear of Falling in Love

Love is the hardest thing to do, when it works it’s brilliant, when it doesn’t it hurts. The same for either sex.

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Being hurt emotionally is a hard pill to swallow. There is always a hesitance in asking someone questions, such as, ‘Do you like me?’ or ‘Will you go out with me?’ because you could be denied. I once asked a boy to a dance and although he attempted to deny me in a nice way, I put myself in a vulnerable position and was hurt in the end. In the beginning of a relationship it is your choice to pursue someone and ask those hard questions but once you get the ball rolling who knows what could happen.

I didn’t plan on falling in love. I didn’t even know if we would last. I was 17 years old just trying to get through high school without going insane. I had no control over my feelings and that was a scary thing…

That’s the thing about love, you really can’t control…

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When Blondes Go Wrong

This extract has me intrigued to read more. Hope you enjoy and feel the same.

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After I found out about the Blonde Fury, I thought I’d better colour my hair again. I bought the dye at the same drugstore where I’d bought the pregnancy test, only this time its shelves were half vacant. There was an inventory girl with dark blueberry hair who stood in front of the selection with a clipboard. She had loaded all of the Blondissima and Super Blonde into a shopping cart, presumably to be trucked away into some back warehouse, out of customer eyesight. I reached out a finger and ran it along the remaining choices, as if touching the boxes would help me. When you get to know me, you’ll find out I have to touch everything to convince myself it’s real. I touch everything except people. Your father, an exception.

Brown Sugar, Toffee, Pecan, Cedar, Acorn, Walnut. In the cardboard panel on the boxes that showed the results…

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Stream Of Conciousness Saturday: Almost But Not Quite

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Almost but not Quite

I almost  got it right

I almost  topped  the  bill tonight

Most times  no one notices me at all

Tonight I  shone  tonight  I made  the most  of all!

I almost jumped  the moon tonight

Swung from a star almost got it right

Most of  all I excelled , most of  all I flew

Almost caught  your eye, most  of  all I tried, true.

This  part  of  the Linda G Hill  Stream  of  Consciousness Saturday.

Linda  said : “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “almost.”  Use it however you’d like. Have fun! Here  are  the  rules. 

1. Your post must be a stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand…

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Empathy: A Handbook for Revolution

Food for thought. There is a new wave of empaths? I’m happy to see things through the eyes of others, but don’t think of them as different. After all cut us and we bleed, red blood, we all blister and can burn in the sun.

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Roman Krznaric’s Empathy: A Handbook for Revolution is the kind of book that has the power to transform your thinking. Much like The Wonderbox, which I finished in January, Empathy is the kind of book that will help you understand that there are stunning possibilities beyond the way we currently live – possibilities that may help us to solve some of the biggest problems of our time.

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Empathy is an expansion on the chapter that I found particularly important in The Wonderbox – that scratched the surface of the subject. It goes in-depth into the history, psychology and social aspects of empathy, and what empathy means to different people. So what is empathy? It differs profoundly to sympathy and pity – both of which have the issue of seeing people as objects or as stereotypes, ignoring the individual story, emotions and perspective of the person or group of people.

‘Empathy…

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Be kind

So true, inspiration for the everyday.

Momentary Lapse Of Sanity

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Graduation Day

Shouldn’t all parents be proud of their children?

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Lost In It

Wonderful poetry from sirensong1208, you should check it out if you haven’t already. You won’t be disappointed.

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He wanted her lost.

Lost in him

Lost in them

Lost in it.

And that she was.

She was awash

In feelings and desires

So new to her.

A flickering flame once gone unnoticed within

Was now burning furiously

It’s blue fire strong and true

Her passions released at last.

In what can only be described as destiny

He caught her scent

He sensed her on the waves

And captured her within his net of words

As she bravely swum through darkness

For the first time.

Her curiosity

Compelling her

To make that journey.

She did not know him

Yet it seems she was always

Aware of him.

Just beyond her reach

His voice in the night

Calling to her

Guiding her

To him.

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Think about it

So true, everything is connected. Feel the force flowing around you and through you.

So true, everything is connected. Feel the force flowing around you and through you.

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Altering my perception

Very true, look at things from a different angle alters the perception somewhat.