I laughed and said, Life is easy. What I meant was, Life is easy with you here, and when you leave, it will be hard again.
When I was 5 years old, my mom always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy.” They told me I didn't understand the assignment and I told them they didn't understand life.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.