Here at Grandiloquent Word of the Day, we’re getting geared up for Samhain (Hallowe’en) which is our all time favorite holiday of the entire year.
So, to get in the “spirit” may I humbly submit: Danse Macabre (Dance of Death)
A medieval dance in which a skeleton representing death leads a procession of others to the grave.
It was a symbolic reminder that everyone dies, from Pope to pauper. It is the embodiment of “Memento mori” meaning “Remember Death” or in a more modern parlance “Remember that you too shall die”, which was intended to encourage the people to “Carpe Diem” which is Latin for “Fish the Day” as in “Go fishing today, because tomorrow you may die”.
Okay, that’s not what it really means, but it fits doesn’t it?
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