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The physical world shapes the soul

We’re Jessica and Jessica, the faces behind Sing the Home Electric. We wanted to informally introduce ourselves so we made this short little video to talk a little about how we came up with the idea for this store.

In short, it’s aesthetically, mentally, and emotionally rewarding to have meaningful words in the physical spaces of your home and life. We give a little more detail about our personal experience with it in the video, but we won’t spoil it by writing it out here.

One of the Jessicas has a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry and has been a student, writer, and lover of poetry since her brain could handle it. It started when she was gifted a book of poetry by Shel Silverstein in her early childhood and only gained momentum from there. Fast forward to today and she has a project called Skin on Sundays where she writes poetry on people’s bodies, the poems being inspired by their canvases. She also has two books of poetry published, one of which is an adult coloring book. Now with this new addition of Sing the Home Electric, her whole life has truly become immersed in poetry, with no complaints from her.

The other Jessica is a professional web designer, coder, and half of the chilltronic music duo Bathing Belles. Her interest and love of poetry began upon the commencement of this name-twins friendship and has developed deeply over the years. Poetry is part of her music-writing process and also continuously contributes to her worldview and way of life. Some of her favorite poets are Mary Oliver, Dorianne Laux, and Mark Halliday.

A dose of poetry in your everyday life without even having to try seems like a good idea to us, so here we are. Sing the Home Electric. Whether or not you got the Walt Whitman reference in our name is irrelevant. You don’t have to be a poetry expert to enjoy poetry.

ps, here’s the poem reference from the video in case you’re curious:

This Is Just To Say

I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox

and which
you were probably
saving
for breakfast

Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold

by William Carlos Williams
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