Tuesday, August 31, 2010
The maxim "Carpe diem" has currently risen to a different meaning from the original Horace's lyric poet of the Carmina.
As matter of fact Horace's dialogue to the young Leuconoe is not an invitation to enjoy blindly the life, but is better a call to live the possible happyness that the incertainty of our life can offer to us (carpe diem: quam minimum credulo postero).
In this point of view "carpe diem" accords with the right meaning contained in Saint Mathew's Gospel (Chapter 6, 25-31) with which Jesus invites us to live today without the ambush for tomorrow.
So we can say, with Novalis that the great latin poet, Horace was the real priest-poet.