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 Stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius 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.
LIFE IS SHORT - "You could leave life right now. Let that determine what you do and say and think." ~Marcus Aurelius
We chose to pair this design and this quote because we feel Aurelius speaks to one of the best ways we can spend our time on this earth - by fully embodying the mentality of MEMENTO MORI and therefore being intentional with our time and words and thoughts. If you were to leave life in the next second, what would you want your last action to be? Last words? What would be the last thing to pass through your mind? The more you consider these things, the more you'll discover what's important to you and the impression you want to leave behind, no matter when the end may be.