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Could you help me with the following in bold?
When I finished my discourse, I found myself in my second Craver family sandwich of the day, and there wasn't a dry eye in the pack. In our group hug, time began to bend again as minutes became hours, and hours became seconds. By the time we came to, the campfire had mysteriously started roaring again as it drew energy from our love.
In the above, does the sentence simply mean "they were so happy that they couldn't be conscious of time?" And what's the meaning of "came to" in the context?
That is what it seems to imply; "to come to" = to return to consciousness.