Carpe diem, qua minimum credula postero.
Seize today, and put as little trust as
you can in tomorrow.
UCLA football games; no wonder I remember next to nothing of them!
My candle burns at both end;
It will not last the night;
But, ah, my foes, and oh, my friends -
It gives a lovely light!
Safe upon the solid rock the ugly houses stand:
Come and see my shining palace built upon the sand!
Edna St. Vincent Millay
We had to take "beer buses" from my fraternity at UCLA to the Rose Bowl.
To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may
Old time is still a-flying;
And this same flower that smiles today
Tomorrow will be dying.
The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun,
The higher he's a-getting,
The sooner will his race be run,
And nearer he's to setting.
That age is best which is the first
When youth and blood are warmer;
But being spent, the worse, and worst
Times still succeed the former.
Then be not coy, but use your time,
And, while ye may, go marry;
For, having lost but once your prime,
You may forever tarry.
With the years, I changed my opinion on the matter
more to that of Shelley in the following poem: