“Memento Mori – Remember death,” the Stoics say, “for tomorrow is promised to no one.”
Death is always lurking nearby, no matter your health or situation. It matters not where or when you live. We all die.
Death does not discriminate. It comes but once for all of us and it’s distinct for each individual, like the proverbial fingerprint or snowflake. Each of us perceives the experience in our own way, and all of us face it alone.
Your feelings about death, your own and of others, are no more valid than anyone else’s, regardless of risk.
It sounds so gloomy, but is it?
“Remember Death” means to remember life.
Go and live today. Love as much as possible. Fully experience this life and share that experience with others; the ups and the downs, the boring and the exciting. Let others experience your version of this world.
For tomorrow we die and all that will be left is the memory of our existence.
Make it a good one.