This is one of the most beautiful and moving memento mori that I’ve ever come across.
This statue of a weeping angel is from the Montjuïc Cemetery, located in Barcelona, Spain.
It has a rich history and is a hidden gem.
I definitely recommend checking out this blog; which features some of the most beautiful photos of this cemetery and weeping angel that I’ve come across and is a unique and interesting blog in it’s own right with exquisite photography of an otherwise macabre subject. The blog also has a really good and detailed write up about it, if you want to learn more about the cemetery.
“It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.”
***A memento mori is a reminder of death. It is a key practice in Stoicism but is not unique to it. It can be a simple visual reminder or quote or a more serious mediation on death. Stoics use it to remind themselves of how short and fragile life is and therefore how much we have to be grateful for, to live virtuous lives, and not to waste our time.
In this series, each Monday, I will post a memento mori from various sources, either from the primary Stoic texts themselves or other sources.