Origins: Seize the Day Carving
This maxim was first found inscribed on a tablet containing the Epic of Gilgamesh, a poem from ancient Mesopotamia (circa 2100 BC) which is considered to be the earliest known work of great literature. It was later used in the Roman poet Horace’s Book 1 of his Odes (23 BC), and translates from the Latin, “Carpe Diem” to our “Seize the Day.” However the full line from Horace is “carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero” or, “seize the day, put very little trust in tomorrow” in which Horace encourages us to action today as a way of creating a brighter future for tomorrow.
For our carving, we used a beautiful gothic blackletter style that we believe adds even more imperative to this already strong statement – so let’s all get going and make the most of each and every day!
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