There you go frolicking through life– working for a living, having the occasional drink with friends, going on holidays, playing tennis, going to the cinema… Then lightning strikes. Not the kind that makes a lot of noise and hoopla, but a banal incident that opens your eyes and sets you thinking about the future.

You realise that all those petty nuisances, those little thorns on your side that you have decided to endure and therefore make life miserable for you, are really nothing at all, next to what you define to be your life and your future. And you conclude that your happiness is important and anything outside of that is simply outside of your life. But then you think of reality…

… and reality is MONEY. Will I have enough until the end of my days? Will I end up a vagabond, looking through bins for my next meal? Then all this frolicking and happiness must be redefined…

Vous chantiez? Eh bien! dansez maintenant.

La Cigale et la Fourmi