Thursday, April 16, 2009

Remember That You Are Mortal

Just saw this on Retna's blog:

While the images are pretty amazing, the story behind the mural is even more interesting....

From Mac: “This is a mural Retna and I just painted in Los Angeles called Memento Mori. This is a Latin phrase meaning ‘be mindful of death’ and can be translated as ‘remember that you are mortal’ or ‘remember that you must die. That could seem a little grim, but the point is really to encourage us to properly value and make the most of our time here.”

"Retna’s lettering in the background is from a pre-Hispanic Nahuatl/Azteca poem:

Must I go like the flowers that perish?
Will nothing remain of my name?
Nothing of my fame here on Earth?
At least my flowers, at least my songs.
Earth is the region of the fleeting moment"

Seriously folks, you never know when you time is up..... So cherish the all good things in your life, and stop tripping on the dumb shit......

1 comment:

dirtyflaws said...

i love this - and couldnt agree more with you towards the end.