I'm given to understand that "memento mori" literally translates to "remember dying," which is in turn frequently taken to mean "remember that you will die."
Could someone also interpret it to mean "remember that you CAN die"?
In other words, the usual context is one where the one being exhorted is being warned about their inevitable mortality. Could the same phrase also be used in a completely different context where one is being reminded that death is an option (e.g. an escape from suffering)?
If not, what would the proper formulation be for the second meaning?
(For the record, this is for a literary work, and not a moral question.)