'Memento mori in an experiential sense is transformative because it brings one into awareness of truths about human existence, as an individual and beyond, in a way that may not easily be surpassed. It not only shows or tells, but it brings one into an experience of what it is, or what it is like, to be mortal. In many contexts, this experience raises questions of the most fundamental kind that are often dealt with in religion, art, and science.'
D.i.D., p. 13
Benjamin Bennett-Carpenter teaches at a public university in the Great Lakes region of North America and coaches at Sollars & Associates and independently.