'beyond one's own life, there are the lives of others, and beyond that: even life itself. The project of memento vivere explores life on all these levels. For example, what, after all, are the 'building blocks' of life? What are the building blocks of living experience? Any discussion of life may go in the direction of quantitative or qualitative accountings of life, lives, and a life. One primary way to account for life is through writing.'
Memento Vivere project notes, p. 1