How often do you feel nostalgia?  Nostalgia is a wistful feeling, wishing for a better time and place when you remember things as happier.  Nostalgia is felt more often when we are having a hard time in our lives.  I think many more people than usual due to depression due to the current COVID-19 situation.  Due to lock downs and restrictions being removed, more people are getting out and returning to some form of semblance.  They are forgetting that everyday, another 20,000 people in the United States alone are getting an additional case of Covid-19.  Nostalgia is felt often from my end.

My nostalgia exists in the past where all nostalgia lives.  I remember feeling much happier in the past, but have always been a bit discontent.  Before we go further with our post on nostalgia, let us take a look at the meaning of it.  

Webster definition of Nostalgia-a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with personal associations.  

Daily Wisdom Words Definition of Nostalgia-Missing the past or things within it that remind you of better times and memories where you were happier. 

If I am listening to an old song, which I often do, nostalgia often comes into play.  I long for the days of the past when my children were still young and living with me.  I long for the years of high school which immediately causes nostalgia to wash over me.  I long for my old home, where I haven’t lived in years.  Not only do I feel nostalgic about my old home, I feel sad.  I miss the days when a house was filled with family and laughter.  Now, my children are grown and my son focused on his world and my daughter hers.  Money is often a concern for me since I was forced to leave new home sales due to health issues.   All of these examples of nostalgia have two things in common.  The feeling of wistfulness that accompanies nostalgia, and a longing to go back.  What creates the feeling of nostalgia for you?  

What time era or memory do you think of that brings nostalgia on?  Beneath this article, leave a comment, quote, or memory poem that stimulates nostalgia within you.  There is a place beneath this article which says, “join the discussion”.  Please leave your comment there.  This is a live prompt, which means I will respond to your comments, and am thrilled when you take time to leave one.  

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