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The Old and the New ...


And so we have (again) come to the end of a year and the beginning of a new one. Many of us will in all probability have the dreaded New Year's Resolutions ... I stumbled upon a quote by Quintus Horatius Flaccus (Roman poet) which made me realise something very important. He said "Dum loquimur, fuegrit invida Aetas: carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero." (While we're talking, envious time is fleeing:seize the day, put no trust in the future).

And that, dear Reader, is my New Year's Resolution. Seize the Day! That is all the resolutions you need for a New Year. Enjoy whatever you are doing when you are doing it. Because you do not know what the future holds.

A friend of mine once said to watch little children - they live life differently from us. Accompanying this post is a picture of my sister's two babies. I spend time with them this holiday at the coast. What a treat. They cannot wait to get to (Dominique and Danielle) the beach, and when they are there they thoroughly enjoy themselves. When they get back to the house they immediately find something else to occupy them which they again put all their effort into. They want to try everything and taste everything and they are honest. Their eyes are always laughing and full of mischief. At the end of the day they cannot keep their eyes open (thank heavens!! *smile*) because they have seized the day!

So, dear Reader - carpe diem ! And may you have a wonderful 2010 and fantastic new experiences, meet adorable friends and be healthy, wise and lucky and live Green, to save the Earth. Thank you for reading my blog.

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