Thanatographies vol. III: The Memento Mori How-to Edition

January 4, 2016

January 3rd is the international Memento Mori Day.

But as the cliché goes, every day should be memento mori day.
Here is a handy little guide to help you remind yourself of your death in your daily life ;)

 A lovely illustration of "Life and Death, Contrasted", by Valentine Green, ca 1770 via the Public Domain Review

 

Consider thyself to be dead, and to have completed thy life up to the present time; and live according to nature the remainder which is allowed thee.

    Marcus Aurelius, Meditations (c. 161–180 CE), Book VII, #56

     

    To remember your mortality, try:

    a (fairly) new biweekly podcast about death.  From their website,  "Satirical and philosophical, the show follows host, D.S. Moss, as he attempts to reconcile his own impermanence. The Adventures of Memento Mori aims to change how people think about mortality. Moss challenges listeners to welcome death as part of life’s cycle, thereby compelling them to live more meaningful lives (himself included)."

     

    "Do you ever think

    about death?
    You're going to die

    one day."

     

     

     

    You can also:

     

    Vanitas germinata, Agostino Arrivabene, 2015

     

     

    {Remember, you must die.
    Enjoy life, for it is fleeting.
    }


     

     

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