At work, I am surrounded by people who have made their job their life. Devotion to one’s work is noble, but some of my friends have made themselves ill from stress. So the gospel for today is the Latin motto. To me, seizing the day isn’t about abandoning one’s responsibilities for self-absorption, but it does mean paying attention to the self. While we’re young, as Alec Wilder wrote.
For me, carpe diem translates into making plans to go to the Whitley Bay Jazz Festival; for the Beloved, it means walking around the reservoir in Central Park. And you?