Hand-casted in the USA, this double sided wax seal pendant features the Latin words MEMENTO MORI with a skull on one side, and a quote from renowned Transcendentalist writer Ralph Waldo Emerson on the back.
MEMENTO MORI means "Remember you will die." Let this side of the pendant remind you to live every day to its fullest potential, for we are not promised tomorrow - just as the phrase conveys, death is inevitable. This phrase and its imagery (usually a human skull) has been around since the medieval period with roots in classical antiquity and Christianity, but it is still just as relevant today. This is not a morbid message, but instead a positive reminder to make the most of every moment you are given, to recognize the opportunity in every day we wake up and keep breathing. How do you want to live life? To its fullest, or with regrets of joy undiscovered? Life is fleeting, so treasure every gift, and guide others to that same appreciation for life.
DEFINITION OF A HERO - "A hero is no braver than any ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
We chose to pair this design and this quote because we feel Emerson speaks to one of the best ways we can spend our time on this earth - by braving all obstacles life may throw our way. This might look like pushing through a difficult task for personal betterment, or maybe it looks like putting on a brave face for those around us as an example. We understand that it is hard to face down fears - we just encourage you to stick it out for five extra minutes.