This weird thing happens to me every few days here in Colorado - I think I see someone I know from a former phase of my life. It happens in the grocery store, at the park, at crowded public places. I catch a glance, my heart quickens and I feel happy thinking: "Is it her ? No, it can't be !" I take a closer look maybe walk a few steps towards them while grinning - and then the inevitable crash when it's not "her" or "him." Realizing that once again, I'm in the grocery store or at the park and I'm alone - I don't know anyone there.
I remember this happening to me when I came to college in DC 22 years ago.
I didn't know then, but I do know now, why it happens. It's my subconscious' attempt to create something familiar.
5 days ago