STORING UP MEMORIES.

STORING UP MEMORIES. My brother and a friend were studying late for an exam in graduate school. They paused to discuss how many others in their age group were at that moment having a good time. They agreed that in the terms of Aesop’s fable, it was graduate students like themselves who were grasshoppers, spending their time in study and foregoing happy memories. The young people who were having a good time were the ants, storing up happy memories. The idea that you can invest in memories shows up all the time. Think of CASABLANCA: “We’ll always have Paris.”

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  1. Elmer says:

    I had forgotten the origin of my realization that the grasshopper had his own wisdom, but it was almost 40 years ago that I said something like that at a party, and someone with kids said, “There’s a children’s book about that. Frederick by Leo Lionni.”

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