“For centuries, artists produced ‘memento mori’, works of art that would remind their viewers of death and usually featured a skull or an hourglass. The point of these works wasn’t to make people despair, but to help them use the thought of death to focus on the real priorities. Vivid reminders of mortality and the transient nature of life put our prosaic obsessions into question. When measured against the finality of death, the true insignificance of some of our worries is emphasised and we’re given an opportunity to feel a little braver about what we really want and feel….” The School of Life.
Today, view the video and/or click on the link above and read the blog post which has paperweights to buy (you might just ignore that) and two other videos to watch if this one was not enough to remind you how precious each moment is.