Monday, 30 January 2017
Can you seize the day in 20 seconds?
It’s short. It’s snappy. It’s the new trailer for my book Carpe Diem Regained, which you will shortly have in your hands.
Do take a mere 20 seconds of your day to check it out. And I would be hugely grateful if, as esteemed Ambassadors of Carpe Diem, you had a moment to share the video link on social media: https://www.facebook.com/romankrznaricauthor/videos/1643197975984199/
If you have another 20 seconds up your sleeve and would like a more contemplative route to seizing the day, treat yourself to this pithy poem I recently came across by Emily Dickinson (whose naughty brother Austin makes a guest appearance in my book):
A Death blow is a Life blow to Some
Who till they died, did not alive become —
Who had they lived, had died but when
They died, Vitality begun.
This poem is usually interpreted as a spiritual statement about the richness of life after death. But I wonder if it isn’t just as much a carpe diem poem, saying that we cannot truly live until we face the reality of our mortality and have the taste of death upon our lips.
What do you think? What meanings does it evoke for you?
Best wishes and many thanks for all your support,