ETYMOLOGY: From Old French avenir, "to happen" + avoir, "to have."
The difference between these two words touches on a fundamental dilemma in how you manage memories: do you want to live your life, or try to hold onto it? Is each moment just something that happens? Or are they like souvenirs that you collect over time? We are often torn by the conflicting urges to live in the moment, to put the camera down and soak it in, or to create a good memory—to try to craft our lives in such a way that it would make a good story. We still don't know the answer.