eheu fugaces labuntur anni Alas, the fleeting years slip by
in ictu oculi In the blink of an eye
sic vita est this is life
vi et animo With heart and soul
spero melior I hope for better things
memento vivere Remember to live
esto quod es be what you are
fons et origo the spring and source
lux in tenebris The light that shines in the darkness
sub divo under the wide open skies
This is my first attempt at writing a piece in Latin. I am not sure if I translated everything right or if the structure is correct, and comments would be appreciated.
Thanks to Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five, and the poet Horace for the inspiration and the first line, which led to the rest of the piece.
Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to, Kathleen Stefani and Combing The Catacombs, with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.