Baby Boomer Carpe Diem

Posted on December 26th, 2014 in Midlife by Terry Hamburg


Carpe Diem – meaning literally “seize the day.” The full text from Horace’s Odes is carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero or “enjoy today, trusting little in tomorrow.”

 

Live every day as if it were going to be your last; for one day you’re sure to be right. ~Harry “Breaker” Harbord Morant, poet

 

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For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin – real life.  But there was always some obstacle in the way.  Something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid.  Then life would begin.  At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.  ~Fr. Alfred D’Souza, inspirational writer

 

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Why must conversions always come so late?  Why do people always apologize to corpses?  ~David Brin, science fiction writer

 


When your life flashes before your eyes, make sure you’ve got plenty to watch.  ~Author unknown, from a television commercial

 

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I try to treat each evening and weekend as little slices of retirement because no one is guaranteed a lengthy one at the end of their career.  ~Mike Hammer, fictional detective from the pen of Micky Spillane

 

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Expect an early death – it will keep you busier.  ~Martin H. Fischer, scientist

 

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How did it get so late so soon?
It’s night before it’s afternoon.
December is here before it’s June.
My goodness how the time has flewn.
How did it get so late so soon?  

 


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