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Hi everyone!

I love to dance. I dance all the time at home: silly, fun, over the top and totally dorky dancing. But I cannot do it in public. There are times when I desperately want to, but I just can't get myself up and do it.

This started happening about four years ago. Before that I never had an issue dancing in public (well at least when other people were dancing). Thing is, I'm not that shy, and I'm not that embarrassed... I think the problem is that I won't allow myself to have public. And I don't know why I won't let myself...

I'm sure I'm not the only one who doesn't allow myself to do stuff I love, so I just wanted to know if anyone else out there has this problem.

What don't you let yourself do? And more importantly, why?

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Hug certain people tight, beam when they come in the room, show affection generally. This is because I am lonely and get strongly attached to people who, because I never open my mouth, don't really know me from Adam and would thus be amused/baffled/creeped out/pitying if I showed how much I like them and want to be around them.
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I can't read trashy books. I only let myself read like, psychology books (albiet interesting) and classics. My plan this summer is to read something really horrible. Excuse me, Twilight's calling...
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I just read Twilight. I really don't believe in good or bad books - I figure if millions of people like it and I can't see anything good in it, I must be a pretty crappy literature student - but I do think there are good or bad readings.

For example, it bugs me that some people read Edward and Bella's relationship as an ideal, terrifically romantic thing, when what I see is a very controlling, abusive dynamic. It's interesting that Twilight portrays vampire/human relationships and culture as so "normal", because that maybe shows that there's something very inhumane about our sense of normality.

I'm off topic. [Smile] I rarely let myself sing in public, and if I do it's singing along to something that's already playing. But I sing by myself all the time in private. I guess that's because in private I really enjoy stretching the upper register of my voice - I hit a high F today which I'm psyched about. More androgynous singing for moi!

In a strange room, before you are emptied for sleep, what are you. And when you are filled with sleep you never were. I dont know what I am. I dont know if I am or not... how often have I lain beneath rain on a strange roof, thinking of home.

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