Hello, Word Artists and Admirers! Most of the time I get a good laugh out of memes, but every now and then I’ll run across something that really gets me thinking, like this one:
My love of tricksters comes from my dad reading me a kids’ version
of the Odyssey, as well as bonding over old Bugs Bunny cartoons. I first heard
of Dr. Who from a friend in elementary school. An old boy friend is responsible
for my love of classic rock. My husband made me better appreciate folk and
indie music. One of my best friends got me to lean into more whimsically femme
clothing styles. And on, and on, and on…
So for today, I’d like you to think about the things you learned to love because you loved someone else. You can approach this prompt from your actual experiences or write from the perspective of a fictional character. Both new poetry and prose are welcome, but be sure to keep prose offerings to 369 or fewer.