I happen to feel an almost visceral connection to the cars of my youth, a passionate nostalgia for certain models that carry very personal meanings--automobile as autobiography, you might say. A road sighting of a 1948 Dodge with Fluid Drive gives me palpitations because I know the car, I know the dials on the dashboard and the smell of the upholstery and where I was in life the last time I rode in one. It's the car in which I learned to drive.
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Source Notes: Getting Over Getting Older: An Intimate Journey (part 2, "Keeping Time"; chapter 5, "Forgetting and Remembering") (1996).
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