Originally Posted by nonperson
There are a couple of things like that. Listening to Blink 182's album 'Enema of the State' always fills me with nostalgia and reminds me of being in my GCSE art exam at school. It was a sunny June day and we were inside drawing all day but it was a sort of nice moment, out of the usual school routine.
The other is Falmouth. Loved living there but I wasn't having a good time at that point in my life so it's definitely a mix of feelings.
I think it's quite common for memories to have both good and sad feelings attached to them, especially if things have changed a lot.
Yep I totally agree. In fact, sometimes when a place has changed in terms of it's physical state like a school or home or anywhere else that you used to frequent, sometimes seeing a major change can help. It may be bittersweet to see things are different but at the same time, seeing how things have changed can prevent memories from hitting you very hard. Less likely chance of thinking, "Oh this happened here, that happened there, I remember doing this here, and we did all of these things there." If it is exactly the same, no difference and you go back to visit years later, in my experience, that can hit way harder than when things are different. That's just my experience though. I agree with you.