Sunday, March 13, 2011

Candy and Memory

I had a Japanese hard candy last night that was starfruit flavored. It brought back lots of memories of eating starfruit when I was in Thailand. I love when that happens.

It also made me think of the nature of memory. When there is something you experience all the time (like a standard peppermint candy), it can’t bring up special memories because you have so many different memories that could be associated with the flavor. They all just blend together and the associations blur together. The trick to having great memories is to make sure that when you have an enjoyable time that you want to remember, associate it with something unique. Keep a starfruit candy in your pocket in case of emergencies.

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