How should I deal with an uncomfortable"flash to the past?"
November 6, 2007 12:14 AM Subscribe
Any suggestions for snapping out of a rather too-absorbing trip down memory lane?
posted by gregb1007 to Society & Culture (12 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I recently decided to polish up a very long essay I wrote many years ago but the experience became eerie. I spent months writing that essay and the couple of hours I spent re-reading it just now has brought back memories from that period in all its glorious and sordid detail.
Vividly remembering the atmosphere/my own feelings/emotions from that period is really creepy. I feel transported into a time, that, though it was fun, was also quite intense and emotional.
Remembering/perhaps reliving my state of mind from back then is distracting me from being in the current moment and doing what I would otherwise do. Any suggestions from snapping out of a rather too-absorbing trip down memory lane?