27 March 2007

Carpe Diem

So as I'm sitting here watching the little blinking cursor... the same way I have nearly every day for the past week (ugh)... a song I haven't heard in years comes on the radio.

Baz Luhrmann's Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)
[just for fun, here's the link to the Wikipedia article]

As I'm listening, I'm thinking about the first time I heard the song, and how much the general meaning hasn't changed, but I have. Though I understood and appreciated the advice when I was in my 20's, I understand it in a totally different way in my 30's.

No matter how you perceive the lyrics, it is still some of the best advice I've ever heard, and I thought I would like to remind you all of it (or, for those who have no idea what I'm talking about... introduce you to it).

Life is short. Enjoy the ride, but don't ever forget that you are in the driver's seat. Buy that remote controlled helicopter, open the bottle of wine without a label, spend way too much money on concert tickets for your favorite band, enjoy your travels even if you have to spend most of your time working, and most of all, do everything you can to love who you are right now.

Take the opportunities which are presented to you every day, and make the most of them. You only get one chance.



CamiKaos said...

the last time I head this song (until this very moment as I listen to it) was the year it came out. I mocked it, but loved it and right now I swear it could make me cry. Thank you!

(oh and I am just now starting to figure out what I want to do with my life)

CamiKaos said...

shit. i have to go put it up on my myspace page... hope you enjoy it for a while...

Giddy. said...

I haven't figured it out yet. Maybe that makes me interesting. Maybe it just makes me indecisive. Either way. I'm going to go enjoy it on your myspace.

Anonymous said...

I know what I want to do, I just have to wait till the kids are grown and Rob has retired.

Bubblewench said...

I can't get to the sone.. but I have to say.... I'm going, I'm grooving and shaking. This weekend. Packing up and headed east. Atlantic City, spend too much $ on a hotel, drinks, food and fun. I know what I want to do, and I'm working on it every day, but for now, AC HERE WE COME!