Today’s featured oddities are a collection of memento mori, a reminder to never forget the transitory nature of life.
Sic transit gloria mundi blanket from Strike Gently Co.
One thing in life is absolutely certain: No one gets out alive. If the wisest and wealthiest of the human race, giants like Albert Einstein, Walt Disney, Stephen Hawking, or David Bowie, cannot avoid the inevitable, what chance do those of us clinging to the bottom rungs have?
Even if Walt really is cryogenically frozen beneath Disneyland’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” attraction, awaiting some future technology capable of restoring life to his inanimate corpse, he is still currently a corpse. A spark of life that flared out long ago, like the ghost lights of long dead stars that haunt our night sky.
By the time the light reaches our eyes, the source has already burnt out.
Sic transit gloria mundi, “thus passes the glory of the world.”
Memento Mori Ring
A sterling ring with skulls and hourglasses by artist Angela Kirkpatrick. Find this and other post-mortem keepsakes in Angela’s shop right here.
Sic Transit Gloria Mundi Woven Blanket
Comfy woven blanket or death shroud? Either way, it’s sure to keep your bones cozy. Available from Strike Gently Co. right here.
Life After Death Print
To the dust we will return. I’d rather be fodder for nature than a soupy mess inside a sealed box. This 11×17 print of an illustration by artist Kyle Awesome is available right here.
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