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    Giving It All

    Constantly find myself giving and giving until I run myself dry. I meet people, and I give, and I expect the same in return. More often than not, they take and take as I give but quickly get bored of it and run away. When learning this, I would get paranoid and push away, until one day someone proved me…

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    Crushes and Not-Crushes

    As you grow older, you start to realize what having a crush feels like and why it’s different than just liking someone, wanting to be with them, or finding them attractive. At least, I hope so. It could be just me. A crush is more like falling for the ideal. You like the person you’ve created in your own head. Often…

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    To Love Someone You Have Never Met

    At some point in all our lives, we have fallen in love with a total stranger — someone we don’t even know the name of. We fall in love with the idea of them. We think of what they are like: their life story, their flaws, their traits, how they could possibly fit into our own lives. Maybe you fall…

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    Acts from the Eastern Stage: Love Stories

    Romeo and Juliet as well as Antony and Cleopatra are among several famous love stories that have left their mark in our collective cultural conscience. Here is a curtain-raiser over more love stories crafted in the Eastern hemisphere of our globe. Act I, Scene I: Salim and Anarkali Blood cakes the stonewalls that silently witnessed the unfair sacrifice of a beautiful young…

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    You and I, Simplified.

    When we met, there were shy looks, shy smiles, and nervous laughter. When we met, there was, undeniably, a spark. When we dated, there was passion, and love. Or at least what felt like it. When we dated, there was lust. When we became comfortable, too comfortable, we fought a silent fight. When we became comfortable, we forgot how to…

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    In a Fraction of a Second

    Every girl, no matter her race, size, or education, wants to be loved. It’s just the way it is. Like how all of us are made out of stars and meteors, or the unchangeable fact that the Earth rotates itself once a day — it’s a fact. None of the constellations are going to disintegrate and vanish, and the universal…

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    Love Him or Love Myself?

    One of the hardest things to go through is not being in love with someone you should completely love. It’s so hard because it’s not something that happens in an instant. You don’t wake up one morning and feel nothing. You go day by day thinking the feeling will come back and stay. But it doesn’t. I say “should love”…