I’m not sure that many people feel nostalgia any more. It takes some time to reflect and actually find those memories.
Sometimes, it might be triggered by an old photo, or even seeing someone from high school that you haven’t seen for decades.
Even the smell of a familiar environment can take you right there.
There’s always – always – a definite “pang” in your heart that takes you back to a very distant memory of when life was good, life was simple, and you felt so safe.
“a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations.” Or even from the Latin “homecoming” and “pain”. Somehow, those words describe it perfectly.
I would definitely fit into the category of “wistful afection.” I really can’t waste my time on a “sentimental longing” for the past. It’s done. But, I wouldn’t mind going back in time for just a few days when life was carefree and my mom and dad were both there when I walked home from school. There was always a snack ready for me on the table – many times fresh made banana bread fresh from the oven smotered in butter – before I did my homework and setteld down for Gilligans Island and Hogan’s Heroes.
I have a descent memory of those days. Do you?
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