memento mori


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memento mori

an object, such as a skull, intended to remind people of the inevitability of death

Memento mori

An image meant to serve as a reminder of death, usually a human skull or skeleton.
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This text offers itself as a new iteration of the memento mori tradition for our era, needed perhaps even more now that at the time of the novel's publication.
A Ghost Story is an artfully composed memento mori, which unfolds in long unbroken takes.
3) Ideas of memento mori haunt texts ranging from Ecclesiasticus' injunction "in all you do remember the end of your life" to the skulls and rotting fruit inhabiting sixteenth and seventeenth century vanitas paintings to the verbal reminder that accompanies the administration of ashes on Ash Wednesday: "remember, man, you are dust and to dust you will return.
But Decker's installation was significant for its psychic charge, heightened by time, which revealed the sillis' underlying abjectness; as mass-produced memento mori, the objects were doomed from the outset, expendable in their thingness.
They collect antiques that go by the generic title of memento mori, Latin for "Remember you will die".
Who is sending her memento mori carved with her initials?
Wines from established, well-distributed brands such as Duckhorn and Rombauer vied with newer names such as Memento Mori and Realm Cellars for the highest prices per lot.
THIS IS A SELECTION OF BIRDS from my series, Memento Mori.
Find memento mori paperweights to help us celebrate life by contemplating death" Philosopher Alain de Botton takes a cerebral view of Christmas presents "Sometimes the workings of British law would do justice to a Benny Hill script" Former Tory minister Ann Widdecombe "People go out in the evening now wearing baggy cargo shorts or jeans with so many holes and rips in them that they look as if they have been pulled out of a bin" Actress Dame Joan Collins deplores the trend for sloppy dress
Nolan adapted Memento from a short story by his brother, Jonathan Nolan, titled Memento Mori .
Lares holds a BA in Economics from Stanford University and is a partner in Memento Mori winery.