Have you noticed that sometimes food is much more than food? Sometimes food connects us to special events and people in our lives, helping to shape who we become. As the French novelist Marcel Proust said in Remembrance of Things Past, "the smell and taste of things remain poised for a long time, like souls, ready to remind us . . .” And that's what comes to mind in Katherine Egan's essay.
Katherine Egan is an English teacher at North Smithfield High School. She wrote this essay after challenging her students to write their own This I Believe essays. Egan now lives independently in Providence, out of her parents' house, where she successfully makes her own lunch and coffee every single day.