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Book of Fear MAG

June 18, 2012
By OvercomingDyslexic BRONZE, Northridge, California
OvercomingDyslexic BRONZE, Northridge, California
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Favorite Quote:
"I envy your ability to substitute optimism for reality."
--Temperance Brennan (Bones)

My mother never ate onions. She never wore pink or rode elephants, either. Mom had a whole rulebook of what she would and would not do, a long list of phobias that she lived by. I told my father that I would carry on her list. After the funeral, Dad came by to get the big leather-bound journal. He flipped through it and tears ran down his face. I didn't understand – the book was a source of comfort to me. Those yeas and nays were my mother's life in writing.


He handed me the book, thumb holding down page 62.

Rule 425: Never have your picture taken.
Rule 426: Never go near a microwave.
Rule 427: Never eat anything orange.

“You can't let fear rule your life, kid.”

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LolaA. BRONZE said...
on Aug. 14 2014 at 4:22 pm
LolaA. BRONZE, Thompson, Other
1 article 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
― Mae West

I don't really get it, like at all.  

on Jan. 22 2014 at 2:11 pm
Beanzoinalin GOLD, Linesville, Pennsylvania
12 articles 0 photos 28 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You! Yes you reading this. You are beautiful, talented, amazing, and simply the best at being you. NEVER FORGET THAT!"

Very true. 

on May. 8 2013 at 6:49 pm
patticakes BRONZE, Rochester, Minnesota
4 articles 7 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Many great things indeed have been achieved by those who chose not to leap into the mainstream”

"Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake."
Henry David Thoreau

I like this :) it's simple, but powerful.