I’ve always been really into Greek Mythology, and one of the myths—the story of Pygmalion—had always stuck out to me.
It’s about a sculptor who isn’t interested in any of the women around him, so he creates the most beautiful statue in the world and then falls in love with it. The Gods take pity on him and bring the statue to life, but in a cruel twist of fate, the statue is too cold to love him back.
I think this theme can be pretty universal too. You sort of participate in shaping another person with every relationship you get into. Then when it ends, it’s natural to feel like all of your hard work is walking away to find someone else. So I took that feeling, took some Greek mythology and voilá!