Tuesday Thoughts on Nostalgia…

I’m attending a spur-of-the-moment reunion next week. The number of people who have reconnected on Facebook have sent me on many trips down memory lane. I tend to do this anyway, as my children now attend the school I attended. I see teachers who were MY teachers every day. It’s a good feeling.

Still, it has me thinking about nostalgia, and reminiscing. So, today’s thoughts are based upon that sweet feeling.

“There’s a certain nostalgia and romance in a place you left.” ~ David Guterson

“The Greek word for “return” is nostos. Algos means suffering. So nostalgia is the suffering caused by an unappeased yearning to return.” ~ Milan Kundera

“How often have I lain beneath rain on a strange roof, thinking of home.” ~ William Faulkner

“Philosophy is really nostalgia, the desire to be at home.” ~ Novalis

“Memory believes before knowing remembers.” ~ William Faulkner

“I think it is all a matter of love: the more you love a memory, the stronger and stranger it is.” ~ Vladimir Nabokov

Blessings…

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