''Memento vivere' is a Latin saying rendered in English as 'remember to live', 'remember life', or 'wake up to the life you have to live.' In other words, life now! Memento vivere is the flip-side of memento mori -- 'remember mortality'. After all, what is the life each of us has to live? From big existential questions to the little tasks each of us does every day, life can be difficult. Life is difficult. Meanwhile, life is also a blessing and the greatest, luckiest gift.'
-Memento Vivere: Life, Now project notes, p. 1, by b.b.c.
Generally speaking, "most people care more about experience than explanation"
XJ, p. 38
'Every day you play....'
-Neruda, 'Juegas todos los días....'
‘May I describe for you a dream? It’s the dream of reverse engineering nature and culture. It’s the dream of reverse engineering life in both biological and cultural forms. It’s the dream of identifying functional units of information that determine the energy and matter of existence on every level that we know: physical, social, psychological, and even economic, and spiritual.’
-’Memetica Ecologica’ project notes, p. 1, by b.b.c.
Image (gift wrapped) by L.B.C., 2019
‘Documentaries may be best understood as offering composed transformative experiences’
-Death in Documentaries, p. ix
Benjamin Bennett-Carpenter teaches at a public university in the Great Lakes region of North America and coaches at Sollars & Associates and independently.