Memento Mori is a Latin phrase meaning “remember that you die”. It’s a reminder of how fragile and precious life is, and that we aren’t promised anything but this very moment, so we must live fully, now.
Fall is always our seasonal memento mori reminder every year. The fleeting nature of the season, the days turning darker and colder, and the leaves putting on their last vibrant show before they fall and decay… it’s all about death. I’m not just talking about our inevitable mortality, but also the idea of how we change. We shed past selves to become our truest, most beautiful selves. Parts of us die, so that we can live deep, rich, and meaningful lives.