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Seize the day


A dead hand reaches out, but it's too late...


A drawing of a partially dissected human hand with the aphorism, CARPE DIEM written below. Carpe diem means seize the day and is a call to live for the moment. Seizing, and the fact that CARPUS is Latin (from Greek karpos) for wrist, and that the illustrated hand has had its day, add layers of meaning to this graphic. So hurry up and get a print now, before it's too late...


There's so much linking hands and time. The hands of a clock, for example. And the moving finger writes... and, of course, eventually dies. This brings us neatly to the famous phrase, Ars longa, vita brevis. As you can see from the link, the saying comes from Hippocrates, the great physician. And this is my anatomical drawing from roughly forty years ago. Tempus fugit.

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