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Carpe Diem

So I seized the day and asked her.

She said no.

Which was not really unexpected. C'est la vie.

That's not a request for sympathy, I'm actually quite fine with it.

I still have a good friend from the deal.

And at least I lived deliberately.

How are you seizing the day in your life?

I need to watch Dead Poets Society again; it's been a while.

I went into 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 came to die, discover that I had not lived.

They're not that different from you, are they?

Same haircuts. Full of hormones, just like you. Invincible, just like you feel.

The world is their oyster.

They believe they're destined for great things, just like many of you, their eyes are full of hope, just like you.

Did they wait until it was too late to make from their lives even one iota of what they were capable?

Because, you see gentlemen, these boys are now fertilizing daffodils.

But if you listen real close, you can hear them whisper their legacy to you.

Go on, lean in.

Listen, you hear it?

Carpe — hear it? — Carpe, carpe diem, seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary.

~ John Keating, Dead Poets Society

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Jonny Boy

Jonny Boy

I love that movie.

I didn't see it until my Junior/Senior year of college.

I had a horribly movie sad childhood.


the spheric1

the spheric1

It is the 13th.


mysterious

mysterious

i have no idea what movie anyone is talking about.... but, good post.


One of Hitch-s Clients

One of Hitch-s Clients

hmm a post after my own heart. or is kindred spirit the better phrase to use? Whatever. Nice job GrrrrRigor! Babe Ruth struck out more than he go homers right? Well, keep swingin. (and you know how I don't mean that.)


Pen15

Pen15

look and see what sucking marrow out of life did for Chris McCandless. good idea. just try not to end up decomposing in your comfy sleeping bag. it's hard to clean.


Jeremiah

Jeremiah

I've heard many good things about that movie, but have never seen it.

I should rent that soon.


Almost clever username there, “Pen”. :-]

Thanks for the warning, though. I'm not nuts. Well, not that nuts. I won't be attempting to “live off the land” anytime soon.


Ali

Ali

hey, good for you, man! that's a tough thing to do, and most of us are usually to afraid to do it. and that is indeed an excellent film.



gwyneth

gwyneth

i knew what lmao meant, but i didn't know what l'mao meant. i thought it was...some OTHER joke, that i DIDN'T get.


Jeremiah

Jeremiah

I would take you up on that offer, but I have been condemned to close Saturday. It won't be like this much longer since I got a spiffy new job and I'll be ditchin' Chick-fil-A soon.

Thanx for the invite.

BTW, all verifications should be like yours instead of those stupid pictures of numbers and letters that you have to retype.


Lauri

Lauri

Baffles me that she said no. You are such a really rad guy. I think we'll have fun next Fri.


June Cleaver

June Cleaver

Oh man. Read Li-Young Lee. Please.


gwyneth

gwyneth

it was the US version.



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