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Lenka Lichtenberg talks about her lyrics:
"Quod fuimus, vos estis; quod sumus, vos eritis."
"What we were, you are; what we are, you will be”
A Latin phrase popular in the Late Medieval era, the dead addressing the living. It crossed my mind when I was at a gym and felt slightly impatient with an elderly person taking her time with a piece of exercise equipment that I was waiting for. I told myself, she’s very old, good for her to be working out - and one day, when you’re old, you’ll be happy if a younger person is not rushing you to do this or that. Our western society, culture often does not seem to find time for, and patience with the slow, frail, old. The song offers an opportunity to remind ourselves that everything in our physical world is but temporary, as much as we don’t want to think in those terms. Relax, take it slow, embrace your patience, and listen to this gorgeous co-write by Graeme Drum and myself.