Thursday, April 10, 2008

"Carpe Diem"

Carpe Diem in 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.

The first time I encountered the phrase was in the movie "Dead Poets Society" starring Robin Williams. He has a dialogue in the movie that goes : "Carpe diem! Seize the day, boys! Make your lives extraordinary!"

I remember the phrase today because a friend of mine will undergo breast surgery. She has breast cancer. It makes me think how unpredictable life is. One moment your healthy, next, you have a cancer. My friend is only 31 years old, and yet, if something goes wrong, she might die today(i pray and hope that the operation will be successful). Doesn't that make you think? I mean, are you ready to die today? I am not! I still have plans. But, can I say that I don't want to die and that will happen? Can I really say when I'm supposed to die? Of course not. So the only thing that we can do is to "seize the day" and live life to the fullest.

Please include my friend in your prayers.

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