The imagination is the spur of delights... all depends upon it, it is the mainspring of everything; now, is it not by the means of the imagination one knows joy? Is it not of the imagination that the sharpest pleasures arise?
— Marquis de Sade
The Marquis de Sade really made a name for himself. Even mentioning him somehow seems lascivious. Spicy!
Today's Five Star Friday is also brought to you by priority shifts, baseball, budgeting, baths, branding, paint chips, the Beatles, pregnancy, the pouring rain, tweens, Momversation, singular beings, therapy, rubbish days, battles of the wills, relatively significant events, Germany, ageing, issues of race, a food documentary, birth, depression, ADHD, and microwave cooking.
"Shiftless" from Sweet Juniper!
"Baseball" from West Coast Grrlie Blather
"Living On a Budget" by Cooper at The Motherhood
"How to Give Three Kids a Bath" from How My Life Turned Out
"The Trouble With Branding and the Modern Blog" by Mrs. Flinger at Room704
"100 Colors, 100 Writings, 100 Days" by Rachel Berger at Design Observer
"Blackbird" from Where am I going... and why am I in this handbasket?
"There Isn't Always a Solution" from Real Men Drive Minivans
"The Sacrifice" from Citizen of the Month
"Love Can't Keep Up" from Woulda Coulda Shoulda
"You Can Call Me Mrs. Harrington" from Just Beth
"And I Guess That I Just Don't Know" from B. Hockey J.
"I Would Have Gone to Therapy a Lot Sooner If I'd Known It Would Give Me Superpowers" from Hyperbole-And-A-Half
"The Wisdom of Bones" from Twentysomething
"The Devil Wears Hanna Andersson" from The Perlman Update
"(In)Significant" from A Little Left of Lost
"Noted Difference" from Not Undecided
"Opus 32" from Spin Me I Pulsate
"Why 'Color Blind' Isn't the Best We Can Do When It Comes to Race" from Write. Edit. Repeat.
"Food, Inc." from Flicker`s Lair Blog
"One Day In a Life" from sweet|salty
"A Downer About Uppers" by Tena at Aiming Low
Two entries by AmyMusings:
"I Want the Happily Medicated Piece of Pie"
and this one, which was submitted several times by several different people,
"I Was the Last to Know"
"Microwavery In Action" from Amalah
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