Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.
— C.S. Lewis
This Five Star Friday roundup is brought to you by a troublemaker, motherhood, violence, fear of flying, the love of a boy, relief, gaining perspective, judgmental attitudes, yoga, the end of a friendship, a grandmother, prom dresses of yore, renewal, alter egos, an amazing sister, fear, mental health, identity, autism, and personal truth.
Feeling courageous today? Oh, hell, even if you're not, share one of your best weblog entries in the comments. The more good reading the better.
"About a Boy" from Clark Kent's Lunchbox
"Grass: Greener." from Mom-101
"Violence. The Dark Side of Sex and Power" from Cleavage
"Crooked Road" from Chicken and Cheese
"The Construction of Time" from Words... Thoughts... Nonsense
"Just One Moment" from Quadelle
"The Yardstick Problem" from Lotsa Laundry
"I’ll Have the Number 3… But Hold the Side of Judgement Please." from Txting Mr Darcy
"Those Who Can Teach, Teach, Motherf*cker; It's a Skill!" from Torpid Trifling
"Wearing Black and Loving It" by Kerry Slavens at Life As A Human
Two from Slouching Past 40:
"Ode to My Grandmother On Her 103rd Birthday"
"Prom Picture Round-Up: Vote for Your Favoritest!" from She Just Walks Around with It
"Cloudy Day" from Two Makes Four
"Miss Banshee and Danielle: A Clothing Retrospective" from Inverse Candlelight
"Our Hero" from Mackin Ink
"Fearing Pen" from Buggering Crap Monkies
"On Renaissance" from Mommy Is Moody
"I Thought I Was White?" from Shadow Between Two Worlds
"More About Rainbows" from OrdinaryArt
"My Truth Is a Duplicitous Urethra" from B. Hockey J.
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