|The Smell of Cigarettes Scared Her|
Identity is affirmed and disrupted through our memories. Certain memories carry more weight in forming who we are than others. Transitional memories are ambiguous; when the experience of the past has yet to be reconciled with a unity of place and memory. A tension exists between how we remember a place cognitively and how our bodies remember a place. When an experience has a profound impact on the senses it becomes a memory of our body and may or may not leave a cognitive imprint. When this happens our body displaces the Self. We don't know who we are anymore.