One moment, you’re minding your own business, merrily whisking together flour and sugar. But then, you open up the cinnamon and WHAM! And all of a sudden, you are the one being whisked – whisked back to a time you thought you’d forgotten, when your little brother wouldn’t let you have the bigger cinnamon bun, and you threw a tantrum, and you did not get your way.
We have heard that it is not good to live in the past, but we beg to differ. In fact, we created an entire workshop to defend this very practice. On Tuesday, July 26, 15 students were treated to the taste of Bazooka bubble gum; to the smells of vanilla extract, cinnamon, and garlic; to the distinct tactile sensation of thrusting their hands into a vat of squishy spaghetti noodles mixed with ice cubes and plum puree. While blindfolded. After each encounter, workshop leader Stefan Kiesbye engaged in a riotous dialogue of free association with the students. In the Writer’s Gallery, you will find a few of the results. After reading them, we think you will agree that living in the past is a good thing after all.