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 Aure
From Tony's Scrapbook by Tony Wons, 1941-1942 edition. The holidays can be especially difficult and bittersweet after a loss. It's too easy to be reminded of who you are not with this time of the year. Especially if you shared a holiday tradition or ritual with them.Here are some lovely ideas on creating new traditions after a loss from "What's Your Grief". (Thanks to Cindy Crane for sharing this link!) Advice on coping with death over the holidays from Slate. Less seasonal,