Disfruta un Ritmo Lento
by Prof. Juan Soto-Franco

En este mundo tan turbulento

Nada mejor que un ritmo lento

Para balancear la vida nuestra.

Llegar así al alma, es un extra.

Esta melodía suave me relaja.

El piano toda mi tensión baja.

Y me concentro en esa pieza

Que pone a flotar mi cabeza.

Ese tecleteo sobre las blancas

Y negras, me lleva sobre ancas

A espacios de pura serenidad

Donde me relajo con libertad.

Por más tenso que sea tu día,

Escucha alguna lenta melodía

Para que relajes tus tensiones

Y se equilibren, tus emociones.


Solid, Liquid, Gas: Flexible as Water

by Prof. Juan Soto-Franco

Before the pandemic and during the crisis,

Being flexible as water resembles an oasis.

Students enjoy it when professors extend

Deadlines of assignments for the weekend.

They also show their bona fide gratitude,

When in the middle of this ironic solitude,

Professors divide their office hour in two

To dissolve stress and check what is due.

By being flexible, we can be as solid as ice

Without taking away the fun of being nice.

As liquid, we aid students rinse their sorrow.

We spray hopeful gas of a better tomorrow.

What matters, like the states of the matter,

Is to be flexible so students climb the ladder

With our assistance and become successful

In a world that has become more stressful.


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