I was thinking of the phrase "you can imagine being", but I want something more powerful and emotional than that phrase. Although the general idea of what I want to express is there, it doesn't sound appropriate in a delicate or emotional situation.
For example, let's take this sentence:
I bought your old equipment on Ebay so you can imagine being a NHL player once again.
The phrase "imagine being" sound a bit awkward and not very emotional. Is there any better to put it into words?