Today’s poem is a thought-experiment, a prayer, and a sequel to an earlier poem, all at once!
Let’s get started in 3… 2… 1!
I found a way to talk to me from when I'll be forty. The person I'll become somehow. The guy who will be me. We had just thirty seconds then the portal would collapse So there was really just no time for "maybe" or "perhaps". I said, "Oh hey, what's up, you look so sharp and smart and cool. You're who I hope I will become - driven, thoughtful, fueled. I hope you are a curious man. A man still full of dreams. A man for whom success means much much more than means to me. A man whose life is like the sea whose world an oyster too. A man who's sitting at the peak of heights I look up to. I hope you are of pinkest health, your loved ones by your side. I hope that they are close to you, no secrets left to hide. As long as all the things I said are things you don't forget. I promise you there won't be much that I'll make you regret. That's all our time and now it's done, I'll keep you in my thoughts." Embarrassed, with a smile he said, "That boy. He seemed so lost." 🙃🙃
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Some fun stuff:
This is a place where I share something cool to read, something cool to listen to, and something cool to watch! The colored words are links that you can click to visit the recommended content.
Read Eighty Four by Igor Ranc: You may have read in previous editions about my experience with “Substack Go”, a writing program. It has let me connect with some special peers on this platform. Igor is a Slovenian living and working in Germany. He’s worked for Mercedes-Benz Mobility, after which he took a sabbatical to build his own business. Currently, he runs projects at wefox, a Series C start-up. Through his writing, Igor wants to share what he’s learned in books, business and life with you.
Frankly, dear reader, I was inspired to write today’s poem on reading this post by Igor. It’s a classic “letter to my past self”, but it is chock full of practical advice. It reminded me of the poem I wrote to my eighteen year old self, and I felt like it deserved a sequel, so here we are! ✒📝✍
Listen to “Mexicola” by All India Radio: I like this track. It is laid back and chilled out, but loaded with emotion and expression. One you should not miss. 🎧🎸🎼
Watch “History of the Earth”: Some things make me feel dizzy. The fact that video content of such high quality is available for free, is one of those. Each video on this channel is a chronological exploration of what our planet used to be, the upheavals it witnessed, and the evolution it underwent even before us humans showed up. Start here, with the first video, and treat yourself every day to one of the videos on this channel. It will be like a trip down our planet’s memory lane. 📹📺🎥
I would love it if you also shared some fun stuff that you love to read/ listen to/ watch across the internet, down in the comments.
See you next week!