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Seize the day

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7155.419 (Published 08 August 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:419
  1. Liam Farrell, general practitioner
  1. Crossmaglen, County Armagh

    It's great to be alive. If any of us had true insight, a true understanding of what this gift of life means, every morning we would wake up and rejoice and shout and laugh, bubble and effervesce and radiate with joy, sing and dance and go hippity-hop up the street. Because to be healthy, sound of wind, and clean of limb in a world of such coruscating beauty, where the birds are singing like angels and the morning stars still faintly glowing, is but a transient privilege. So seize the day: the best time to be is now, the best place …

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