Thoughs I’ve had while creating Memento Mori Art

So I’ve been reading about the Memento Mori theme online and found this beautifully dark 13th century poetry on Wikipedia:

Original language:

“Deyr fé,
deyja frændur,
deyr sjálfur ið sama;
ek veit einn at aldri deyr,
dómr um dauðan hvern.”

In English:

“13th century Memento Mori poetry
Animals die,
friends die,
and thyself, too, shall die;
but one thing I know that never dies are
the tales of the one who died.”

This beautiful stoic philosophy poetry really inspired me to create this illustration and I feel like it’s given me hope, even though if we all are going to die, if we live our lives to the fullest our tales will live forever! I think that’s the best goal to have in life, is to live to your own fullest, to create something, that at the end there would be something to leave behind, that would live for a long time after and posibly inspire other generations.

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