Modus vivendi: (1) a way of living; (2) an arrangement or agreement allowing conflicting parties to coexist peacefully
In modus vivendi life was a dream
a truce between parties opposed,
an ancient wineskin bursting its seams
In modus vivendi life was a dream.
Harrows and hallows and all things between
can never detract from the path that I chose.
In modus vivendi life was a dream,
but now the new wine has made friends become foes
and recklessly altered the path that I chose.
Painting credit: "Foggy Path" by Leonid Afremov