Carpe Diem, kind of

He knows what it is to know.

Lucretius, Roman Poet & Philospher, c 94BC – c 55BC


I sometimes fret about not knowing what I don’t know.

I then fret about the weight of knowing what I know,

Then, sometimes I fret about how to know more when I don’t even know what I don’t know and what questions to ask to know more.

But, as my college roommate Margaret once asked, “Who cares?  Just live!”

Not to reflect and ponder is not who I am.

Nor is becoming paralyzed by thinking so much that I don’t act or live life to the fullest.

Carpe Diem with thought, kind of.

6 thoughts on “Carpe Diem, kind of

    1. I agree. It’s interesting to read the works of ancient writers and realize that they dealt with much of the same human conditions that we face. Thank you for your comment. How are things in your beautiful part of the world? Happy Wednesday!

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