Thursday, May 12, 2011

A walk in time

Is it possible to have a nostalgia for times you haven't lived in or being too young to remember?.. Why is it then your heart aches a little at every appearance of certain scenes or sounds of music tune?.. Memories of the past that aren't even yours. How is it even possible to relate this much?.. Is it something imprinted in your genes...
Once in a while you long to return there, walk the streets, smell the air, feel the vibe, see people at the peak of their youth... A surreal time travel where anything is possible in an excitement of anticipation.
Stepping in, finding your way around, siting in a small cafe on a warm summer afternoon and watching people go about their business, all the while knowing you are just a guest, a visitor, an occasional passerby and roads are open to you in any direction.
Walking familiar streets and seeing them in a different light.
Listening to an old song in its first release. Watching a movie though knowing the ending and still be surprised. Enjoying freedom of coming and going at any given time.
Being sad when it's time to leave, being hopeful about returning, again, some day when present is too overwhelming to handle and you need safer and sounder place to exist even if for a fraction of the moment.