Money and poetry for the soul

Three years ago when I applied to banks to fund my undergraduate studies in the United Kingdom, I found to my dismay that I needed to among other things possess property worth three times the loan, along with a proven track record of repayment. I’m not questioning the economic logic, merely saying that it would have been nice if banks were a little more understanding. Read here about artist Ivo van den Baar’s tryst with a loan and the bank that eventually gave him one- because they were more interested in him than his money.After you’re done with that story read my friend’s poems which he chooses to call ‘mediocre’, but I think are simply beautiful. Not just the words, but because, the emotions the words represent are ones we’ve all felt at some point in our lives. He blogs here, and has several other blogs here, all of which make excellent reading.