This recipe is for an indicator light ring to remind you that you are mortal. Every month, on your birthday, the color of the light changes slightly but noticeably, fading from a bright blue to a white color. Ideally, the light that changes each month is one of many—approximately 70 or 80 (average lifespan for a man or woman in the U.S.) The lights for years you have already lived are white; the ones for years to come are bright blue, and the one for the current year is somewhere between.
The ring is both a personal and public reminder of the value of a person’s time, and that life is ephemeral. The ring would remind that wearers death is inevitable, and so they should live fully and fearlessly now.The light glows light blue on the day of your birthday each month.