Sic transit gloria mundi

Cristian Mihai

“King Solomon once searched for a cure against depression. He assembled his wise men together. They meditated for a long time and gave him the following advice: Make yourself a ring and have thereon engraved the words ‘This too will pass.’ The King carried out the advice. He had the ring made and wore it constantly. Every time he felt sad and depressed, he looked at the ring, whereupon his mood would change and he would feel cheerful…”
– Israel Folklore Archive # 126

Life’s so fragile. It is almost funny. We do these great things, build societies, wage wars against one another. We accumulate knowledge, power, wealth…

We do everything we can to announce the darkness that is soon to come that we will not be diminished by the brevity of our lives.

It’s just a fancy way of saying that we all die. We’re all just human. Mortals…

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