6 thoughts on “mort (obs.)

  1. yes – memento mori. They were more obsessed with it in the middle ages – it also was much more visible then. At my age (77) I remember the Roman saying but I do not obsess about it. Your photo is the most elegant Halloween post I’ve seen.

    • I think in those days they only had the church (or the pub) to guide them through the natural course of life – I’m not sure they were obsessed with death in the way we have our obsessions, it was just the natural order of things – death was natural and a common every day event, whether through some childhood illness, a minor injury that would not heal or one of the curable diseases – tuberculosis, etc. I don’t think we have any idea, really.

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