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If you were to curate a soundtrack to your life, what songs would you choose?
Back before music was digitized—before we had thousands of songs at our fingertips—music enthusiasts recorded favorite tunes onto cassette tapes. With no delete button or easy way to shuffle songs, making a mixtape meant lovingly selecting each song, carefully curating the transitions, and—this is the best part—decorating your own tape cover with collaged photos, or the list of songs and their artists, or a letter to the tape’s recipient.
This week, dear writers, make your own mixtape. Select 12 songs to serve as the soundtrack to your life. Your response may consist solely of this playlist, or if you feel inspired, tell us why these 12 songs convey your story so well—as jackararat, Livinonlovenfreshair, and Resi do in these killer mixtapes.