Memento Mori
Acrylic on canvas
12" x 12"
It is said an Eastern
monarch once
charged his wise
men to invent him a
sentence, to be ever
in view, and which
should be true and
appropriate in all
times and situations.
They presented him
the words: "And this,
too, shall pass away."
How much it
expresses! How
chastening in the
hour of pride! How
consoling in the
depths of affliction!

Abraham Lincoln
September 30, 1859
© Ron Orpitelli 2020