Walking into a lingering line of cologne when you step into an elevator, the last refrain of a song you catch on your car radio, or sometimes it’s stumbling upon familiar handwriting that’s not from your past lover.
Why do certain triggers take us back to a specific moment in our past relationships? The stubble on his chin with Sunday morning kisses, the number 1 romantic moment shared (which you probably dare not share with your current lover), a favorite late night diner frequented for midnight pancakes, or the dreadful “break up” bedroom scene where you’re twisting the corners of the pillow you’re hugging.
And all those time travels can be summed up in the itinerary of Sara Bareilles’s moving melody Gravity.
To everyone with ex-lovers, it’s okay to time travel, just come back to real time. It’s much sunnier here.