Yes, so true. Both good and bad…I hate dreading the holidays, but I push past it for my family.
than anything else. It’s amazing how much can be conjured
with a few notes of a song or a solitary whiff of a room.
A song you didn’t even pay attention to at the time,
a place that you didn’t even know had a particular smell.”
― Emily Giffin, Something Borrowed
Lately, as I attempt to finish my memoir, I find myself looking for motivational triggers to release memories perhaps faded or almost forgotten. So many stimuli in our environment can release memories — photographs, letters, music, smells, words and phrases, hearing from old friends:
The following excerpt from my draft memoir is an example of the impact of the of the sense of smell on memory:
I stand in the kitchen mashing bananas for muffins, and I’m suddenly aware of beginnings and endings. To nourish my infant…
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