“Vīta brevis,ars longa,occāsiō praeceps,experīmentum perīculōsum,iūdicium difficile.”*

*(Wikipedia): “from the Aphorismi by the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates. The first-century CE rabbi Tarfon is quoted as saying “The day is short, the labor vast, the workers are lazy, the reward great, the Master urgent.” (Avot 2:15)”

From: Emotion in Memory and Development: Biological, Cognitive, and Social Considerations (2009), by Jodi Quas and Robyn Fivush:

“This chapter considers how time is conceptualized as a developmental process that occurs both within individuals and within socioemotional contexts that both shape and are shaped by what we remember. It begins with a discussion of aspects of individual development, focusing on the tension between change and continuity, and how developmental level and individual differences are complexly intertwined across time. It then turns to how individual development is modulated within socioemotional contexts that provide the framework for the development and expression of memory and emotion. It argues that the concept of “scaffolding,” how adults guide and structure social interaction, helps to integrate the ways in which attachment and reminiscing interact with individual development in shaping memories of emotional events. Finally, the chapter returns to the question of meaning-making. In the end, what may matter the most about our memories of highly emotional and stressful events is how we are able to create meaning in such a way that our memories do not overwhelm us, and this is a process that may only be possible within a social context in which meaning is co-constructed.”

From Wikipedia:

Gigi is a 1958 American musical romantic comedy film directed by Vincente Minnelli and processed using Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s Eastmancolor film process Metrocolor. The screenplay by Alan Jay Lerner is based on the 1944 novella of the same name by Colette. The film features songs with lyrics by Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe, arranged and conducted by André Previn.”

HONOR:
We met at nine
GRANDMAMA:
We met at eight
HONOR:
I was on time
GRANDMAMA:
No, you were late
HONOR:
Ah yes, I remember it well
We dined with friends
GRANDMAMA:
We dined alone
HONOR:
A tenor sang
GRANDMAMA:
A baritone
HONOR:
I remember it well
That dazzling April moon!
GRANDMAMA:
There was none that night
And the month was June
HONOR:
That’s right, that’s right
GRANDMAMA:
It warms my heart
To know that you
Remember still
The way you do
HONOR:
Ah yes, I remember it well
How often I’ve thought of that Friday–
GRANDMAMA:
Monday–
HONOR:
Night, when we had our last rendezvous
And somehow I foolishly wondered if you might
By some chance be thinkin’ of it too
That carriage ride
GRANDMAMA:
You walked me home
HONOR:
You lost a glove
GRANDMAMA:
I lost a comb
HONOR:
Ah yes, I remember it well
That brilliant sky!
GRANDMAMA:
We had some rain
HONOR:
Those Russian songs
GRANDMAMA:
From sunny Spain
HONOR:
Ah yes, I remember it well
You wore a gown of gold
GRANDMAMA:
I was all in blue
HONOR:
Am I getting old?
GRANDMAMA:
Oh no, not you!
How strong you were
How young and gay
A prince of love
In every way
HONOR:
Ah yes, I remember it well

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