Saturday 11/19/2005 12:47:00 AM

I used to have a t-shirt that read Carpe Diem. Seize the Day. I got it round about the eighth grade and by the time I was 30 it was virtually unwearable. That's what I need again. A shirt that says something like that. A shirt that quotes the movie "Dead Poets Society". Because I've never opted to belong to any kind of group, but that;s a group I've always, involuntarily belonged to nevertheless.

Carpe Diem. Seize the moment before it's gone.

In many ways that's what I've always done. The moment just never seized back.

You can grab whatver you want, but that doesn't mean it'll grab back. Doesn't mean it won't sue you for sexual harrassment.

Carpe Diem I've done. Really. I've seized the day on many occasions. And been seized by the realization that choice can only take you so far. At some point it's always up to someone else.

And after that your only choice left is to choose again. Even if you choose nothing at least you've chosen.

Even if all your choices turn out to be wrong. At least they were yours.

Carpe Diem. Seize the day or be seized by it.

Anonymous said... think your the only one?

softermaniac said...

no. the only what? alcoholic. well, duh, of course not. the only person who's unhappy. again, duh, no.

if i thought i was the only one there'd be no point to writing it down because no one would ever understand it.

Anonymous said...

Isn't there a site that you can visit where you can actually create your own t-shirt with whatever you want to be said on it?

Why don't you just do that?

softermaniac said...

yea, thanx, i'm aware i can create my own t-shirt online. but that wasn't really the point. the t-shirt was an analogy for an attitude. and a segue into the rest of the thought.

Anonymous said...

I hope I didn't offend you by mentioning the fact that you could create your own t-shirt.

I just wanted you to have a comfy t-shirt again; because I know the feeling; and well...I want you to seize the day.

softermaniac said...

you didn't offend me. not at all. i just thought i ought to respond becauze if you were telling me about custom t-shirts you were missing the metaphor and the point of the post.

yes, i literally had the t-shirt once, but i don't actually want another, i want the attitude back that caused me to have that t-shirt in the first place.

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