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Background texts of possible relevance to "Brigadoon":
"Man is like a breath, his days are like a passing shadow." Psalms 144:4
Lord, let me know my end, and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting my life is! Behold, thou hast made my days a few handbreadths, and my lifetime is as nothing in thy sight. Surely every man stands as a mere breath! Surely man goes about as a shadow!
"Art is long and time is fleeting." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the
soul, a hope that enters into the inner shrine behind the curtain,
where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a
high priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek."
"How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good tidings..."
"Soon afterward he went on through cities and villages, preaching and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God."