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Saturday, January 19

My Word

Every where you look in blog-land people are talking about their word....started by the most lovely and popular Ali Edwards, her word for 2008 is: vitality....it's a lovely word...lots of potential and room for change...but for me, I've decided my words {phrase} is going to be Carpe Diem.
This straight in from WikiPedia: Carpe diem is a phrase from a Latin poem by Horace. It is popularly translated as "seize the day", although a more literal translation of carpe would be "harvest" ("harvest the day"), as in the harvesting of fruit.
Original usage from Odes 1.11, in translated to English:

Leuconoe, don't ask — it's dangerous to know —what end the gods will give me or you. Don't play with Babylonian fortune-telling either. Better just deal with whatever comes your way.bWhether you'll see several more winters or whether the last one Jupiter gives you is the one even now pelting the rocks on the shore with the waves of the Tyrrhenian sea — be smart, drink your wine. Scale back your long hopes to a short period. Even as we speak, envious time is running away from us. Seize the day, trusting little in the future.

My intention is to Seize the opportunities {harvest} while I still can, and have the ability to ...because tomorrow someone else will have seized them from me!

Have a great weekend everyone....Talk to you on the flip side!

5 comments:

  1. this is amazing- I love this!

    Huge hugs my friend!

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  2. oops I meant to say cat sheesh. :)

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  3. My sister informed me, during a phone conversation, that my word for this year is "tolerance". I didn't know there was such a thing as "this year's word" till then!

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