Sunday, November 28, 2010

Fading Blooms

'Gather ye rosebuds while ye may'
'Make your lives extraordinary'
'Carpe Diem-
'Seize the day.'

Robin Williams as English teacher
in the movie Dead Poets' Society (1989)
took his students into the foyer
of the elite private school
to view trophies and class pictures.
He encouraged them to look into those
bright and eager faces
and read what messages they convey.

'Well, my boys, they are now fertilizing daffodils.'

All of us have trophies,
successes amidst failures.
However, easily consumed by daily activities,
vital choices
may be illusory
amidst the falling leaves and faded blooms.

For a wonderful one minute segment of this scene in the movie, go here.

Submitted to Magpie Tales.