Anyone else feel like a specific smell has the power to throw you into a ridiculous state of nostalgia?
Yes! The smell of curry reminds me of my grandma. The smell of certain sheets of paper makes me think of exams and stress. The smell of certain perfumes reminds me of my close high school friends. And now I am missing them.
Sounds have that effect too. "Plans" by Death Cab definitely makes me think of lazy summer afternoons while the soundrack of Amelie makes me think of train trips and snowy Tuesdays.
If you reject someone and then within a week of rejecting the person, they end up having a new S.O., then this must indicate something.
Well it could indicate several things. It could indicate that they just want to be with someone, not especially picky, so you weren't that special to them. OR it could mean they felt so heartbroken and embarrassed that they rushed out and got with the first person they could find, like "I'll show her/him!" that kind of thing.
I don't relate, I don't replace quickly, but I do know they could have various reasons.
"Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul." - Edward Abbey
"In those days I, Daniel, was mourning three full weeks. I ate no pleasant food, no meat or wine came into my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled." Daniel 10:2-3
I rejected him on the grounds that I didn't feel the same way about him. I felt a great deal of anxiety around him, and that I was forcing myself to love him. He wasn't giving off the right vibe to me, and I couldn't open myself up with him. The guy is right when I feel I can open up to him.
“Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings -- always darker, emptier and simpler.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche