I liked the repetition and "staccato" tone of the places and people. As life progresses, you meet and move on from certain people, or they don't leave an imprint so to speak in your life. But this person does. This person is different than the rest. There's a tale of adventure here and also that "spark" of a love, of holding on to the memory and having it travel with you so that you see that light and how it varies from others' who may not leave an impression on you.
I'm a firm believer that just because the relationship ended, doesn't mean you need to scrub your life clean of them and their memories. They were an important part of your life and it would be a sadness to forget that. Thank you so much, I've been on this site since '12 and this is the first contest I've won.