memento mori

Death is of course a reality, really the reality, albeit often a distant one for many of us most days. And realities are best acknowledged and faced. Another reality is that things that are remote are difficult to acknowledge and face, in part because it is easy to forget them. In such matters, periodic—perhaps even daily—reminders are appropriate. For this reason, I wrote a program that generates a chart of all the weeks of your life, one year per row, with an image optionally rasterized into the table. It fits on a piece of paper with A4 dimensions. If you like, you can use it to generate one for yourself. Hang it somewhere prominent and reflect.

Image of the weeks of a 90 year life arranged in a grid with a skull background