Posts Tagged: memento mori

“And She Went on Her Way Rejoicing”


Muriel Spark and the perennial question: “Am I a woman or an intellectual monster?” ...more

Lovely Bones


Halloween may be over, but that doesn’t mean we can’t keep thinking about skeletons.

This Lapham’s Quarterly piece by Matthew Leib starts with a science teacher perching hip bones behind his head and “declar[ing] in a deranged falsetto that he [is] Mickey Mouse,” then meanders through memento mori and satires of the danse macabre before coming full circle with an old cartoon of Disney’s reigning rodent playing the organ while a troupe of skeletons “hoof away in the background.”