Why should I buy a 50mm prime lens?

Challenge #5 in the Opportunities series. Hosted by juanlucas.
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I made a mistake... haven't bought a 50mm prime lens yet. Show me why I should buy it!! MANDATORY to indicate brand/model of lens used for taking the picture (of course, only 50mm prime lens for this challenge).
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The only light in the room was the 5 candles she was about to blow out.
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Submitted: Wednesday, 29th June, 2011 14:21 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 6th September, 2005
Focal length: 50 mm
Shutter speed: 1/125 sec
Aperture: F1.4
ISO: 800
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