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!