A bittersweet longing for things, persons, or situations of the past.
The condition of being homesick; homesickness.
reminiscent of a time when the world ceased to move around you because you had it all.
nostalgia: "remember when we sat on the roof for hours just to listen to the wind blow and watch the stars?"
A longing for the good old days, whether or not they were very good. Or:
A tendency to think that if you were twenty+ years younger, you would be happy -- as if you actually had been happy when you really were twenty+ years younger.
Teacher: "Back in the 80s, I ruined a bunch of blazers by rolling up the sleeves like Don....."
Student: "Get your pillow, Mr Nostalgia rides again."
"Nostalgia," comes from nostros (a return home) and algos (a painful condition). So in nostalgia we see a return home to a painful condition. Homesickness
We're seeing a nostalgia for the Western, and for everything the Western once stood for, ...
When you think about how great your life was a few years ago...and then depress yourself knowing it won't be that way ever again. Ever.
I'm going to go kill myself." "Why?" "I feel too much nostalgia right now"
An endless cycle of longing for the past.
Here is a story about nostalgia.
Once upon a time, a man was born in 1947. His childhood in the 50s
wasn't that good, but when he grew older, he started to hate anything past December 31 1959. Several years later, he gave birth th a child in 1967, who became nostalgic for the 70s
, and said anything past December 31 1979 was awful, while his father hated the 70s because of nostalgia. The son later fathered a son born in 1987 with childhood in the 90s
. The old man's grandon later said anything past December 31 1999 was crap.
The tugging feeling you get when you watch Harry's face as he receives a cake from Hagrid on his eleventh birthday.
The nostalgia felt when you have a marathon of movies you remember as a child