I Have a Crush on You...

by Tish Valles

Just when I had grown weary of heavy-handed, badly written pedestrian ways of the advertising world… just when I had lost almost all faith…this happened

And just like that, I am madly in crush again!

Oh Apple, you owner of my tech heart. You've done it again. You've taken divergent things we all love into a remix that makes us all want to write poetry and join the dance of life and living. 

Thank you.

Thank you for borrowing the genius of Dead Poets Society's Tom Schulman's writing and the power of Robin Williams' voice to tug at my heart strings and light my fire around brands and ads and all that is possible in this world of ideas.

We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, "O me! O life!... of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless... of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?" Answer. That you are here - that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?