July 11th, 2008

Savor the Flavor of the Day

I always resist the phrase, seize the day.  It sounds to me like a non-idiomatic translation of Horace's carpe diem.  But is there a good substitute? 

We do have one strongly parallel construction - we speak of snatching moments.

But... moments are so much smaller than days!

Snatch enough moments
along the way
and maybe you'll end up
seizing a day.


So these 6 people arrange to kidnap the fiance of a bank teller.

To get her fiance back, the bank teller was supposed to get the bad guys some money. But she went to the FBI instead.

I love this sentence from the story:
Hoisington told agents the group was counting the money in the home when they discovered the tracking device, according to an FBI affidavit.
You think
you have it made,
then your stomach sinks
and you know you've been played.