Collecting Memories to One Day Look Back on ‘The Way We Were’

Collecting Memories to One Day Look Back on ‘The Way We Were’

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Collecting Memories to One Day Look Back on ‘The Way We Were’

Buried in my brain is a Proustian memory. It occurred during my elementary school graduation ceremony when the principal played the song “The Way We Were,” by Barbra Streisand. Any time I hear that song, I am transported back to hearing Streisand’s voice: “Mem’ries/ Light the corners of my mind/ Misty water-colored memories/ Of the way we were.” Hearing that song makes me feel like I’m 11 years old again, wondering what the future —…

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