Carpe diem

There are times when I have; rather we all have at some point in our lives wanted to seize the moment, which is all what carpe diem is about. I mean just for a moment think how beautiful it might me if we could actually seize the moment, live and relive our best flashes of pleasure and contentment. If only we could…..

We all at some point of our lives must have attended such theme based parties where we want nothing but to save the blissful time for eternity, in form of reminiscence or even as snapshots and pictures. Haven’t the modern technology made quite possible the impossible.

And yet at times I wonder why can’t we seize the day, not only in form of photographs but in some different form where those happy days might just not vanish away.

I always keep wanting for the best days to come, for instance when one of my cousin was visiting me this summer, I was all excited about it since days. Overjoyed as I was, the days came and went away and all I am left with is the nostalgia that how quick it all went by. First in the wait of his visit, then the days when he was here, all just seems now as a split second. How highly spirited those days were but it all went by just as it came. Of course I have the photographs and the beautiful memory of his stay but isn’t it all going to fade away?

We humans will always want more and here I am wishing for more…..if only I could relive it again and yet again….

Do we really seize the moment? Does it really stay with us all our lives?

Published by Moushmi Radhanpara

A bilingual writer, Moushmi Radhanpara has authored three poetry collections so far, namely POSIES and 03:21 AM –An Ode to Rust & Restlessness, and Resignation of an Angel. She is also scribbling an unplanned rough draft of a story as a part of NANOWRIMO 2020 and hopes that something might come out of it. She has also co-authored two books, The Lockdown Stories and Mirage so far. Her poetries can be found on her blog and a few other online portals. She believes in the fact that a better reader makes a better writer. Reading a 100 books a year is her latest obsession. She can be found either drunk on coffee or hiding away from everything and admiring the gorgeous sun.

35 thoughts on “Carpe diem

  1. Yes…but more than past and future..we have to live in present..We can’t stop the moment..but we can stop the negativity that enters our moments..when you are in really high spirits..sadness can’t even watch you…..

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  2. When it’s happening we have to enjoy the moment because I’ll never happen again. Sometimes, even if you think about it you won’t remember it the exact same way which is the sad part. So seize the moment!!

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  3. Some moments have that capacity. You’re able to capture and relive them for a very long time. Whenever I reflect back on my life, I tend to remember and essential relive all these moments. But then again the only thing we have control over is the present – so we’ve got to seize the moment, if only for the sake of our future. Very thought provoking, Moushmi!

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  4. Not sure how many “carpe diem” moments I’ve had but a couple of things that I have realised is :-
    (1) We often tend to miss the moment itself in a bid to capture it perfectly as images (welcome to selfishtan…eh)
    (2) a fairly reliable indicator of having lived such a moment is – every time you think about it, a new facet comes to mind. You can look at it at different ways at different times.

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  5. I remember for my grandmother’s 73rd birthday, a rare occasion with all of the family gathered, we sang happy birthday to her. I can remember the glow of the candles on everyone’s face as we sang the tune with delight. Lost in the trance I forgot to take my phone out and record! I have such a vivid memory of but just wish I had recorded it to share.

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  6. Seize the day, the Now Moment. That is all we ever have. So often we end up living in the future or the past, and miss the Now 🙂 Build memories and wonder, enjoyment and love. Wish you well on the journey 🙂

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