Friday, 9 October 2009

Carpe Diem!


"I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life. To put to rout all that was not life, and not when I had come to die, discover that I had not lived."

This poem from one of the films that's marked my being, Dead Poets' Society, sprang to mind completely out of the blue while I was drying my hair of all possible times!
I was obsessed with it (the poem) when I first saw the film, had written it on a piece of paper and put it on my desk to read every day. It helped me through some tough times but I haven't thought about it for a while.

Carpe Diem my friends (and myself)!
Seize the Day.

13 comments:

Lucy Caitlin Higham said...

HI Yiota! Thankyou for your wonderful posts they are kind and welcoming :) I think this poem is powerful and inspiring.
Lucy x

Sarah said...

I like this poem and I enjoyed that film. It is great to have words that comfort you.
I added the coffee after the text-I screwed up the paper too then carefully ironed it. I used to do that sort of thing at school to make treasure maps-that and scorch the edges of the paper which I loved doing! I sent your book off today-hope it gets to you soon!

Lynne said...

Carpe diem is a favourite saying of my husbands. Dead Poet's Society is a favourite film of his.
I've put a link from my blog to yours for introducing me to the Pink Thoughts Thursday.

Joy said...

Always lovely to be reminded of what a glorious opportunity Life is!

Claudia Medeiros said...

Your posts have sweetened our days , Yiota ! :)

Mug said...

Ahhh...Thank you so much for your concern, Yiota...It's nice to be missed:).....Alas, I have become consumed with school (my students almost become my children), husband, and life in general. I'm also having drama practice after school and on Saturdays now with my high school drama students. They will perform on November 5.
i just haven't had the time or energy to be creative anywhere except at school...so that means my blog has suffered:(

marigold jam said...

Thought provoking eh?!

JAne

Happy@Home said...

That is a wonderful poem. Thanks for sharing it. It is definitely food for thought.
Have a wonderful week.

sarah said...

lovely!

MyStory of HiStory said...

Hi Yiota...i only wish I could Carpe the Laundry (how do you say "laundry" in latin) w/ as much zeal as I Carpe Diem :)

Still tryin' to think pink for Thursday :) T

Sarah said...

Thanks Yiota! You can always celebrate in blogland!

Kamana said...

i have always enjoyed that poen. thanks for reminding me.

its good to be back here and catch up with everything you have been up to.

rockinloubylou said...

happy birthday for tomorrow!
country mouse xx