My Madeleine Moment
The bone-shuddering recollection that Proust details in Remembrance of Things Past is relatable. Upon tasting a cookie--a Madeleine, to be specific--he is catapulted into a long-ago moment spent with his aunt. Who among us hasn't come face to face with her own childhood with the taste of grandma's famous German chocolate cake? For Commentator Nan Graham, her Madeleine moment is hard won, but well worth the effort.