Memento Mori

A beautiful excerpt from an Essay of Montaigne

While it doesn't appear to be about contemplation of the four last things, that does seem to be the atmosphere that hovers over the contemplation of withdrawal:

Since God gives us leisure to make arrangements for moving out, let us make them; let us pack our bags; let us take an early leave of the company; let us break free from the violent clutches that engage us elsewhere and draw us away from ourselves. We must untie these bonds that are so powerful. . .


  1. Steven,

    Thanks for posting this excerpt. I have Montaigne's essays but I have always put off reading for another day. I think that "another day" has arrived.


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