Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Carpe Diem


A good friend in high school, and a rather intelligent girl (she went on to become an anesthesiologist) was puzzled one day, over our high school motto painted on the cafeteria wall. "Carpe Diem," she said. "I know Diem means God but what does carpe mean? Does it mean fish; is our school motto Fish God?" she asked while turning her gaze towards me. I was the Latin student after all. I shrugged my shoulders. "They don't even teach us how to count in Latin", was all I could offer.

A few years later, the film Dead Poets Society made its way into the world. I sure hope she saw that movie.



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10 comments:

Jocelyn said...

Ha! Fish God. I like that very much, that's really funny.

I agree with it the saying, and always have. Grab the day by both hands and make the most of it.

Kate said...

Beautiful shot. Thanks for the fun reflection, I needed a chuckle this morning.

Buttons said...

Seize the day, yes I live that one very good advice. Loved that movie and your flower is beautiful.HUG B

She Who Carries Camera said...

Ahh...those young minds! Cute anecdote and lovely image!

TexWisGirl said...

fish god. :)

Jessica Sweeney said...

Fun story, great movie, lovely photo and words! :)

Lynn said...

Beautiful pic and cute story.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I never took Latin but I did know what this meant. Yay for me. I'm smarter than an anesthesiologist.

Candy C. said...

Funny story! I hope she saw the movie too! ;)
I had to laugh at Nancy's comment!!

angie said...

Love this story!