Photographer's Note

A photo made in the cemetery of Schönenwerd. There are some old, beautiful sculptures like this one. I`ve made different photos of the same sculputre which I`ll post during the following days.

Carpe Diem

Carpe diem is a phrase from a Latin poem by Horace (Odes 1.11). It is commonly translated "seize the day", though a more accurate translation might be "pluck the day".

One interpretation of the phrase might be as an existential cautionary term, much like "eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die" with emphasis on making the most of current opportunities because life is short and time is fleeting. It has some connections with another Latin phrase, Memento mori.

Carpe Diem
"Leuconoe, don't ask — it's forbidden to know —
what end the gods will give me or you. Don't play with Babylonian
fortune-telling either. Better just deal with whatever comes your way.
Whether you'll see several more winters or whether the last one
Jupiter gives you is the one even now pelting the rocks on the shore with the waves
of the Tyrrhenian sea--be smart, drink your wine. Scale back your long hopes
to a short period. Even as we speak, envious time
is running away from us. Take hold of the day (Carpe Diem), for in the future you can believe the minimum."



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