Five Star Friday's 256th Edition Is Brought to You By Stephen Chbosky

This week's Five Star Friday is brought to you by a light bulb moment, a community's loss, the shame that lies in judgement, a secret love made known, the desire to be loved, and

Stephen Chbosky

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Jericho at Comic Con SD 2006

photo credit: Larry Truett

If you are in a movie theater, you can look two people down and they are laughing while you are laughing or you can look three people down and they love that song that you love. It is living proof that you are not alone.
— Stephen Chbosky

Happy Friday!

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Things are Getting Real with Reality Reframed

" by

Tracey Clark

at

TraceyClark.com

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…my life is my art and the photographs I take are artistic expressions of who I am and the parts of my life that I do love. Each photo is a little snippet of how I choose to see my life, despite the struggle, despite the mess. My fear however is that snippet, that tiny slice of what I capture in my frame may not show enough of what the reality is.
Light bulb moment.

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Coffee & Cigarettes

" by

Tracey Steer

at

Grumble Girl

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Katherine and I have talked about what it's like to have an adult child with special needs. "He really got dealt a shitty hand in this life," she said to me once. I nodded. She is straight-forward, and honest, and one of the most pragmatic people I know. I love her for sharing the way she does. We often hold hands while we're talking to each other, and we speak often, indeed.
Her hands are very soft.

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Waffle Woman

" by

Candi Pearson Shelton

at

CandiPearsonShelton.wordpress.com

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I look at Waffle Woman and I see beauty more alive and vivid than any model gracing the cover of a magazine. She doesn't wear makeup, doesn't color her hair, and doesn't have white teeth.
But when she smiles, she means it.

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Power of Two

" by

Amanda Magee

at

The Wink

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"So they have always been loving each other? But why? Why did they keep this a secret from us?" The ripples of how we try to protect one another, all the while hurting everyone seems to be one of those inevitable human tragedies.

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Magical Thinking

" by Kelly at

The Crimson String

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Put your hand on my back, I whisper.
This is not a conscious seduction. I just want someone to take their finger and run it from the base of my neck down my spine. I want them to marvel. I want it to be simple.

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