Yes, we are blessed (or cursed) by the teachings of Aristotle.We Vikings like to have a reason for most of the things that happen in our lives.Children were posed with toys or asleep in their bed.Even special frames were cleverly used to make the corpse stand upright.However, don’t use it to show that your culture is better than ours.If that’s what you think, great, date a Bulgarian guy and let’s stop wasting each other’s time. Now, this sounds maybe strange coming from a man, and it’s more a personal thing (imho) but I want to put it here anyway.The term “memento mori” is not Victorian – it predates it by centuries.It means “remember you will die” and, due to the influence of the Catholic Church in medieval life (reminding people constantly to prepare for their end), the spirit of “memento mori” imbued all aspects of society.
To death we are hastening, let us refrain from sinning.
Ok speaking for myself, I eat shkembe and drink troyanska rakia, so I guess I am adapting quite well.
A few points from my side to make the cultural clash that happens between a Viking and a Bulgarian lady a little less dramatic.
In some ways the dead seem more alive than the living – certainly less ghostly. He spends his time working on the site, doing research for new lists, and collecting oddities.
He is fascinated with all things historic, creepy, and bizarre.