The Deep Thought of the Evening

At last night’s rehearsal, while flipping between numbers in The Here and Now, I chanced to read the text of the short baritone solo, movement 5, entitled “The value of our souls”:

There was once a man who inherited a lot of money and land
But he squandered it all too quickly
Those who inherit wealth don’t know what work it took to get it
In the same way, we don’t know the value of our souls
which were given to us for nothing.

I was too overcome with emotion to be of much use singing the next few pages…