Carpe Diem

One of my favourite quotes from Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
Willow to Buffy: ‘Carpe diem. You told me that once.’
Buffy, a little puzzled: ‘Fish of the day?’
Willow: ‘Not carp. Carpe. It means ‘seize the day.’

I think Buffy is closer, really. What we mean generally is that we should live for the moment, be in the moment. But we can’t. We always worry about or look forward to the future, and we always carry the past with us.

Here’s someone who lives for the moment:

And here, another couple of moments:I love the facts that dogs are so much more capable than we are in seizing the day, living for the moment. And I’m more than a little jealous..

Harry (from Cornwall)