December 24, 2011
The Holiday Nostagia Blues
Anything and everything triggers the nostalgia, that bittersweet yearning for the past.
All the Christmas songs extolling this most beautiful time of the year, the sparkling lights, the smell of our tree, the taste of ginger in a Starbucks latte.
For a post for Danville Patch, where I've been guest editing, I pondered the reasons I've been so overwhelmed with thoughts about the past. It turns out, according to a "nostalgia expert" I talked to, that this kind of reminiscing and reflecting might be a good thing. Nostalgia, she says, is a way of taking stock of life. It can offer "a vision for the future."
Posted by Martha Ross at 9:04 AM