Memento Mori

Memento Mori and the Phases of Life According to Shakespeare's All the World's a Stage.

An experimental life calendar for our clients features a circular shape and interactivity, allowing users to peel off each box. This serves as a reminder of how quickly time passes and encourages them to reflect on the brevity of life. Each peel reveals a poem from Shakespeare. Memento Mori is a Latin phrase that means "remember that you have to die". This phrase is a reminder that death is an inevitable part of life, and that all living beings will eventually face it. It encourages people to live each day to the fullest and to make the most of their time on earth.

William Shakespeare's poem, "All the World's a Stage" explores the idea of Memento Mori and the different phases of life that people go through. In the poem, Shakespeare compares life to a stage play, with seven different acts, or phases of life. The seven phases are: infancy, childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, middle age, old age, and death.

Infancy is the first stage of life, when a person is just beginning to explore the world around them. Childhood is a time of play and innocence, when a person is free from the worries of adulthood. Adolescence is a time of change, when a person begins to discover their identity and purpose in life.

Young adulthood is a time of growth and discovery, when a person is filled with energy and excitement. It is a time of exploration and taking risks, as people try to find their place in the world. Middle age is a time of reflection, when a person begins to look back on their life and think about their achievements and regrets.

Old age is a time of wisdom, when a person has the benefit of a lifetime of experience. It is a time of slowing down, but also of giving back to others, as older people share their knowledge and wisdom with the next generation. Death is the final stage, when a person leaves this world and moves on to the next.

Shakespeare's poem reminds us that life is short, and that we should make the most of each day. It encourages us to live life to the fullest, and to never take our time here for granted. Whether we are in our infancy or our old age, we should always strive to make the most of each moment, and to live our lives to the fullest.