The other day I posted a video of the song "We Take Care of Our Own" from the new album Wrecking Ball by Bruce Springsteen. Here, the Boss gives his fans a little background on the album. I liked the music on Wrecking Ball before I listened to this interview. I like it even more now that I understand the mind set and inspiration behind the songs.
Inspired by a little-known picture book from the pen of Bethany Tudor, this is a diary, of sorts, where I document some of my thoughts, activities, and ideas as I explore the challenges met by the characters in the story: hard work, the care and nurture of others, housekeeping skills, life changes, charity, community, and cooperation, among others. Like Samuel and Samantha, the ducks in the tale, I struggle and succeed, cope and celebrate, work and play, handling the tasks that come my way. I invite you to join me on my journey.