Perhaps the most famous instance in Marcel Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past is the moment the narrator eats the lemon dessert that literally catalyzes his childhood memories. Go to your local market or grocery store and find a food you’d eaten as a child, be it cookies or penny candy. Go back to wherever you write and eat that food, then write down the memories that spring up. What does the taste bring up? The Smell? Go into detail about how that past felt, and if it still feels vivid or distant.

Here is the famous passage

Length: 300 Words


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