Who Are My People?
Are you one of them?
If you’ve been to many places, had many adventures, and lived many lives, this is one question you might be mulling over. And today’s poem is an attempt to answer that question - who are my people?
I’m curious to know - who are YOUR people? Before you read today’s poem, drop me a short, one line answer. You can also consider sharing your thoughts as a comment. I reply to all comments with a mini poem, so today might be your turn! 😀
Alright, poem starts in 3… 2… 1!
They're gentle as the morning dew.
They're always out to play.
They're fragrant as the flowers new.
Their truth is what they say.
They think about the world at large.
They seek the hidden clue.
They hang out at concerts and parks.
Delight is their pursuit.
They make hay when the sun does shine.
Their wisdom they impart
And when they stumble over the line,
they mend their broken heart.
They strive with noble ardour still
they trust and they commit.
They touch each spring, they scale each hill
they climb to the summit.
They charm the souls of all they meet
by being simply themselves.
They love this world, they make it sweet.
My people are the best!
That’s it! Thanks for reading edition no. 105 of Hello Universe!
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Some Fun Stuff
This is a place where I recommend read-worthy, hum-worthy, and watch-worthy content from across the internet. The underlined words are links that you can click to access my suggestions:
1. Read Articles of Interest by Avery Trufelman: I discovered this gem as a podcast spinoff of 99% Invisible. If you don’t know about 99PI, it is the best podcast about design in the real world. Avery was a producer on the show, and soon hosted her spinoff series “Articles of Interest” - about fashion in our culture. It’s a ride-along experience, as we follow her investigations and sincere curiosity. Her podcast then eventually became a Substack, and I’ve been following along and enjoying her writing. You can also listen if you like that experience! Check out the American Ivy series linked below and I can guarantee you’ll have a lot of fun!
2. Listen to 1:47 am by The Deli: A relaxed tune to get you feeling like pure gold. Highly recommended!
3. Watch “Black Holes and Dimensional Analysis”: Professor Ed Copeland of the University of Nottingham is a sheer delight. He has a captivating and fun style of explaining the toughest concepts in the simplest ways. Here, he takes us through a journey with one tool of his trade - Dimensional Analysis. Finding out that something I learned in school at the age of 15 can be used to decode some of the most advanced theories, really lit my brain up. This concept of dimensional analysis can even apply to normal life - just looking at the basics of a scenario and seeing if it adds up is just a good life pro tip in general. Watch the video, and you’ll see what I mean.
That’s it for this week, see you next Tuesday!