I think a big part of how we cope with life is to learn from our experiences of the past. What happened before informs what we are doing now which informs what we can do in the future. Like links in a chain.
For example, I learnt the hard way that you do not touch boiling water. When I was little, I once rested my knee on a kettle of just-boiled water, and my skin started peeling and 'raw flesh' was exposed. Lesson learnt.
I was arguing with Ms. M the other day. She seemed buoyant, sparkly. Like diamonds.
“If history is anything to go by,” she said, “Three weeks.”