Five Star Roundup 400: Three Great Blog Posts and an Amy Krouse Rosenthal Quote

This week's Five Star Roundup great posts are brought to you by the profound work of motherhood, finding meaning, family bonds through difficult changes, and an Amy Krouse Rosenthal quote:

 by Trevor Haldenby [ CC BY-SA 2.0 ],  via Flickr

by Trevor Haldenby [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Flickr

I'm turning left. Look, everyone, my blinker is on, and I'm turning left. I am so happy to be alive, driving along, making a left turn. I'm serious. I am doing exactly what I want to be doing at this moment: existing on a Tuesday, going about my business, on my way somewhere, turning left.
— Amy Krouse Rosenthal —

Happy reading!

"My Mother's Makeup" by Dominique Matti at Medium's Athena Talks:

I sit at my mother’s vanity under the weight of all that I’m not anymore. I see her face in my face. I see her hands in my hands’ subtle gestures with her many blush brushes. We are so much alike that we punish each other for it. We’re so different we often can’t communicate across the divide.

"The Meaning of Life Is a Ham Sandwich" by Mark Manson at Mark Manson:

You know the question. It’s the ultimate question. The question that you and I and everyone has laid awake at night thinking about. The question that brings equal parts wonder and terror to our feeble minds. Why are we here? What is the point of it all? What is the meaning of life?
Well, fortunately, I figured it out while I was at the gym this morning. I’m pretty sure it’s a ham sandwich.

"And Keep Sailing…" by Rebecca Woolf at Girls Gone Child:

I cannot help feeling the way  I do. I am heartbroken to leave this house we have made our home. The fence we painted, covered with our names. The walls stained in sharpies. The floors scratched from dragged chairs. We laughed and we cried and we mourned and we fought and we chased rats down the hallways in this house. My twins learned to walk here. The sidewalks are stained with the blood from their scraped knees. Everything here is a reflection of how we've grown and this is a death I have to mourn.

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