You can Google anything, really you can. I am not the first person to ask what “seize the moment” is in Latin. Here’s what I found out. Actually carpe diem means (figuratively) to seize the moment. So while you could say “Carpe temporis punctum,” it wouldn’t really mean anything different from carpe diem. My point, though, is sometimes we don’t get a literal day, but a day is made of moments. Every moment has the opportunity to be seen as gain of some sort; even if it is just another f***ing growth opportunity.
I was going to also write today about what, to me, is the antithesis of seizing the moment, and that is wasting moments worrying. I read a line in a novel this week that caught my attention: that for some people worry is a hobby, without much more to say for itself. But I had too many "moments" to share this week, so perhaps I will worry another time. On vacation next week! Maybe blog. Maybe not.
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