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I hoped you wouldn’t miund me posting a photo I took of a “Momento Mori” marker in a churchyard in the Scottish Highlands. The Inscription faces outwards from the graveyard so that any passer by might read it. I loved it when I worked out what the words on its old lichend, grainy surface said. I use the word “said” rather than “read” because I think it speaks bold and true. There is no other end but this.
Remember man as thow goes by
As thow art now, so once was I
As I am now, so shalt thou be,
Remember Man, that thow must die.
(Some of the words start on one line and end at the start of the next. Some words are mis-spelled. It still reads as about the most truthful thing any of us will read today)