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"Memento Mori" "Finis Coronat Opus" ("Remember Your Mortality" - "The Ending Crowns All") engraving by Matthaeus Merian, 1649

On wings blowing through time. The space between wanting and feeling. the final rest desired upon kneeling. the desire for eyes further closing. the closing of thoughts as time is fleeting. ~X~ ~~~~ Memento Mori Card *unknown* ~~~~

Buffalo kill in America. 1800s. military commanders were ordering their troops to kill buffalo — not for food, but to deny native americans their own source of food and push them into reservation life. Where millions of buffalo once roamed, only a few thousand animals remained.

Buffalo kill - America, military commanders ordered troops to kill buffalo - not for food, but to deny native Americans their source of food, push them into reservation life. Where millions of buffalo once roamed, only a few thousand animals remained.

Mourning pins are pins which are meant to be worn during a period of mourning, and they are typically accompanied with other pieces of mourning jewelry such as earrings, rings, and bracelets. Since specific clothes and jewelry for mourning are rarely made in the modern era, most modern mourning pins are antiques, and some of them are prized family heirlooms.

Because of strict mourning rituals, when a woman was in mourning, she couldn’t wear or display anything bright or flashy — even shiny pins keeping her clothing together. So women would use these mourning pins to button their clothes.