always admired seneca, and not only for being known through history as seneca the younger, a tag i’d give my firstborn to hang onto. he also wrote something that was translated as “the pumpkinification of claudius” (some translations refer to it as the gourdification, which is just as bad). but i digress. my favourite seneca quote is: “begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.” which is a thought so utterly jaw-dropping, that it must at least be attempted. hny!