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Five Star Friday's 127th Edition Is Brought To You By Angela Carter

This Five Star Friday roundup is brought to you by gratitude, an office meeting, travelling with children, hair, fleeting toddlerhood, a tweetup, loneliness, perfectionism, the deep south, moving with dogs, and Angela Carter:

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Art need no longer be an account of past sensations. It can become the direct organization of more highly evolved sensations. It is a question of producing ourselves, not things that enslave us.
     — Angela Carter

If the spirit so moves you, please leave links to your own good weblog writing in the comments. Show your stuff!

Happy Friday!

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Good Enough

" from

NieNie Dialogues

:

And that is what I want my children to remember about their mother.
That I was always grateful for everything and anything I had.
Even if it is old, worn out, sad, ugly or burned.
I have it- and that is good enough.

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sixweeks

what

? what.

" from

Alphabet Junkie

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Own Your Beauty: 12 Tips On Letting Go Of Perfectionism From Brene Brown

" by

Brene Brown

at

BlogHer

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Growing My Hair

" from

Resistant But Persistant

:

Some people have a thing about their weight - it's never right and they spend half their lives dieting then giving up. I'm far too undisciplined and self-indulgent to diet. For me, the thing I always want to get right, but never quite manage is my hair.
Of course, I blame my mother.

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Never Say 'No' To Adventure

" from

CraftLass

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A Meeting Of Solitudes

" from

Roger Ebert's Journal

at the

Chicago Sun-Times

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Up And Away

" from

All & Sundry

:

I stared and stared at him—not, obviously, seeing him unclothed for the first time, but somehow really seeing his small body, how he’s suddenly looking so different. The incipient V-shape of his chest, the tight navel, the actual dents and visible fibers of his muscles, the tender cords of his neck. The only infant-esque curves left are the planes of his face. He’s made of bones and blood and perfection and a thousand paths that shoot off in all directions. I don’t know where he’ll go. I’m terrified by it, sometimes.

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I'm Driving With Hannibal Lecter Next Time

" from

I'm Gonna Kill Him

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Competitive Sports At The Office

" from

SportsFanLunatic

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Dogs Don't Understand Basic Concepts Like Moving

" from

Hyperbole and a Half

:

Packing all of your belongings into a U-Haul and then transporting them across several states is nearly as stressful and futile as trying to run away from lava in swim fins.

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