A Late Aubade

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Since our present shapes our future, then why do we bother to stress about our future when it is so unpredictable? Our purpose in life should be to live in the moment, and our purpose in life should be to work for ourselves and only for ourselves at that moment. We get carried away with materialistic stuff and forget to live our life in the present and forget to seize the day. We should focus on making the moment about ourselves since it will remain with us forever. This idea of living in the moment is well expressed in Carpe Diem, seizing the day. In the poem “A Late Aubade” Richard Wilbur talks about his view on Crape Diem similar to the view of Robert Herrick in his poem “To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time.
Time flows like water and how
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