“They’re not that different from you, are they? Same haircuts. Full of hormones, just like you. Invincible, just like you feel. The world is their oyster. They believe they’re destined for great things, just like many of you; their eyes are full of hope, just like you. Did they wait until it was too late to make from their lives even one iota of what they were capable? Because, you see gentlemen, these boys are now fertilizing daffodils. But if you listen real close, you can hear them whisper their legacy to you. Go on, lean in. Listen, you hear it? – – Carpe – – hear it? – – Carpe, carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.” ~ Dead Poets Society
In case you haven’t seen Dead Poets Society, the overall theme of the movie is a radical one: thinking for yourself, not in spite of your age but because of who you are in this particular moment.
Wouldn’t it be some kind of beautiful if we could catalyze something like this at Daphne High School? Just imagine it – a revolution of young artists, exchanging creativity that rhymes (or doesn’t), that inspires, sobers, fulfills and not only knocks but pounds on the door of our hearts.
The Daphne Oracle is designed for this purpose: a safe space in the universe for your expression. Give us your headlines, your triumphs, your stories, your stars. We want to share with you in this Trojan journey.
Oh, and don’t forget: carpe diem, my friends. Seize this day, right here. Right now. Make your life into something extraordinary. This one’s for you.
Written by Hannah Denham