I’ve been meaning to respond to your mixtapes for awhile.

I love listening to the soundtracks of people’s lives. You don’t just learn about them, you get to feel what they feel.

And the significance of a mixtape is something only a certain generation can understand. Making someone a mixtape was the ultimate statement of love as a 90’s teen.

One drunk night in a dive bar, I admitted to my grown up BFF that no one had ever made me one.

So she made me one.

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She’s an artist whose day job is tattooing. One night, she brought me into the shop late and she gave me this and asked me to do a matching one on her.

When I look at it, I feel warm and loved.

Thank you for sharing Bonnie Barton. I enjoyed learning more about you.

Mama, writer, lover, fighter — I wear my heart on my sleeve because my pants pockets are too small. www.ajkaywriter.com

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