WEEK THIRTY-THREE: CARPE DIEM
For the most part, flowers strike me as happily receptive. They are open to the universe and ready to meet the day regardless of what it brings. I do get that carpe diem is advice that most of us need from time to time. But you have to admit that it is a stressful and aggressive way to exist. “Seize” is not a relaxing word.
What about simply meeting the day, being completely receptive to it? “Meet the day” has more appeal to me. It’s so Zen, so without stress or expectations, so natural. And so full of the potential for pleasant surprise. One can simply sit quietly, without pretense or plan, and either deal with or delightedly soak in whatever happens.
I suspect this means I’m approaching retirement or at least a career change.