A smell
A worn-in hoodie
A childhood movie
A familiar face
A favorite place
All storing memories
and feelings of home.

Nostalgia is an extremely strong emotion for me. Its pull is difficult to resist, and something like a smell, a seemingly minor detail, can plunge me into it. Smell and sound are my senses that most frequently bring on nostalgia. For whatever reason, they seem to be my most attuned senses and take in the most details over a long period of time, and they can instantly transport me back to a comforting time and place where things felt certain and easy—where things felt like home.