Small pieces are starting to come back, however. Recently, a Swedish song called "Sol, vind och vatten" ("Sun, Wind and Water") popped into his head as if it were on repeat all day long. He had no idea where it came from.
He doesn't recall any experiences that he and Espling shared in the 1980s, but some emotional remnants of the past remain.
Asked how he feels about Espling, he said, "I feel warm on the inside."