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The Meaning of Memento Mori

The real reason we carry memento mori items is not to keep us in constant fear of death or dying, but to remind us that life is fragile–that we need to make the most of every moment we have and take all opportunities we have to live our lives to the fullest extent possible.

The Importance of Memento mori - Elias Jaffa

It was a constant reminder that while we always do everything we can to push back the Reaper, death is ultimately inevitable, and sometimes it’s simply someone’s time to go. It’s difficult for many of us to accept that at times, and this was my way of coming to terms with that.

Boys Do Cry

"Asking for help is the bravest and one of the hardest things you can do if you are struggling with a mental illness."

Carpe Quarantine?

You’ve probably been stuck at home for the past month and it has probably already started taking its toll on you. Maybe your one-sided conversations with your pets have turned into two-sided conversations. Or maybe you hugged your fridge because its the only thing that provides for you during these trying times. Oh… that’s just me? Whoops.


Every day it seems that there is something more to worry about. This constant worry some of us find ourselves in is h...

The Story So Far

It wasn’t until he turned forty-eight that Jim Wirth started to take an interest in Memento Mori objects. That was th...

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