A Blue-Jeans Type of Marriage

screen shot (photo by Wendy Kennar)

More than a year ago, I was taking a writing class through UCLA Extension.  The instructor gave us the following prompt: “Write about the fabric of your life.”  Is your life silk?  Flannel?  Cotton? 

From that prompt, I wrote a personal essay about Neil Diamond’s song “Forever in Blue Jeans.”  And that personal essay was adapted and then selected for inclusion in an anthology titled Everything I Need To Know About Love I Learned From Pop Songs.

The book was recently published and is now available for purchase.  Here’s the link:


And, I’ll pose these questions to you:

  • How would you describe the fabric of your life?
  • Is there a song that has taught you about love?

Feel free to share your answers in the comments section!

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