My Soundtrack

My Soundtrack: Seize the Day

Posted by admin on January 11, 2010 at 11:42 pm

Some choose “carpe diem” as a life philosophy and live the proverbial “eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we die,” which indeed appears to perhaps be Horace’s original meaning. In the name of this carpe diem some get in touch with the darkest part of themselves, engaging in often self-destructive behavior. But there’s more to carpe diem than this. There’s more than one way to seize the day.

My Soundtrack: Bright Eyes

Posted by admin on January 4, 2010 at 1:42 pm

[an occasional series of essays about life, spirit, and the music that makes up the soundtrack of my life]

Bright eyes, burning like fire.
Bright eyes, how can you close and fail?
How can the light that burned so brightly
Suddenly burn so pale?
Bright eyes.
–Mike Batt, recorded by Art Garfunkel

Not long ago on an oldies station, I [...]