Matt Haimovitz in Zuccotti Park, Oct. 16, 2011.
Bach takes a less gentle tone in BWV 26, "Ach wie flüchtig":
To hang one's heart on earthly treasures
is a seduction of the foolish world.
How easily the devouring passions arise,
how the seething floods roar and tear away
until all is smashed and falls into ruin.