In silvis viva silui,
Canora iam mortua cano.
Alive in the forest I was silent,
Now in death I sing melodies.
Inscription found on ornamented stringed instruments, especially violins, starting in the 1500s.
Can also apply to the trees whose pulp made the pages you now hold.
Once it is published, I envision this at the beginning of my memoir Be Heard: The Quiet Kid Who Started the World’s Loudest Violin Shop, by D. Blaise Kielar