carpe diem and other splendid philosophical exhortations.


carpe diem!


“Happiness, not in another place but this place…not for another hour, but this hour.”
― Walt Whitman


“When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love …”
― Marcus AureliusMeditations 969c014a633911e3a87812e1281b6b8f_8

“Carpe diem.”

(Odes: I.11)”
― HoraceThe Odes of Horace


“If a man is to live, he must be all alive, body, soul, mind, heart, spirit.”
― Thomas MertonThoughts in Solitude OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

“No day but today.”
― Jonathan LarsonRent f3c40140633b11e3b07312c17fb79e44_8

“Don’t live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.”

“Set wide the window. Let me drink the day.”
― Edith WhartonArtemis to Actaeon and Other Verses OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

“Perfection of character is this: to live each day as if it were your last, without frenzy, without apathy, without pretence.”
― Marcus AureliusMeditations OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Audentis Fortuna iuvat. Fortune favors the brave. Virgil Virgil, Aeneid X.284

- teamgloria.

the (new) teapot and cups and saucers?


they are lovely.

sent from Abroad by the Paternal Parent (most kind) and designed by the Terribly Talented Lianne Mellor.

do you have a favo(u)rite Quote?

do. tell.

or a particularly pleasing china pattern?

links, please.


About teamgloria

I used to make my living from writing. And then it all stopped and so I went and did something else, part of which entailed a whole new look from Brooks Brothers (it wasn’t really me, but it was necessary). But a decade later I started to write again (during nights and weekends and frustrated lunch-times and long haul business travel) and one of the things I wrote (or came to me – as I do believe in the whole Muse concept) was a character called Gloria. Gloria was a trainee angel and sat “up there” waiting for her first assignment. To occupy the hours she should have been studying humans and their foibles, she spent her time enjoying the new celestial movies-on-demand channel and became obsessed by Doris Day. So you can imagine the drama that unfolded when she came to Earth. Quite a shock to the system. But Gloria was determined to see Manhattan through the eyes of a vintage Doris Day movie and something magical started to happen – to me too. Because I started to do the same thing and life became easier (and then I got Tobias the tumor which changed the trajectory, for now). There are a lot of glorious people, places & things that help me get through my day – they make my life great – and so I call them “team gloria” (although they don’t usually know that). So I thought I’d start documenting them, and looking out for new people, places & things on a daily basis, and sharing them with you (whomever you are – do say hello. Oh, and tell me who your team gloria is :-)
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9 Responses to carpe diem and other splendid philosophical exhortations.

  1. seoulflaneur says:

    Just the warmth I needed on a wintry evening in Seoul! Thank you as always :)

  2. Gallivanta says:

    A teapot that doesn’t drip when it pours; that is the best kind of teapot and so hard to find.

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