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Words and phrases that evoke pleasant thoughts about the past

Beside each, try to come up with its opposite

Play with ideas of pleasure and contradiction


The word nostalgia is learned formation of a Greek compound, consisting of νόστος (nóstos), meaning \”homecoming\”, a Homeric word, and ἄλγος(álgos), meaning \”pain\” or \”ache\”, and was coined by a 17th-century medical student to describe the anxieties displayed by Swiss mercenaries fighting away from home.[3]Described as a medical condition—a form of melancholy—in the Early Modern period,[4] it became an important trope in Romanticism.[2]


Sunday in the Park with George
 is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. It was inspired by the French pointillist painter Georges Seurat‘s painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. The plot revolves around George, a fictionalized version of Seurat, who immerses himself deeply in painting his masterpiece, and his great-grandson (also named George), a conflicted and cynical contemporary artist. The Broadway production opened in 1984.

Well, why don’t you love me like you used to do? 
How come you treat me like a worn out shoe? 
My hair’s still curly and my eyes are still blue 
Why don’t you love me like you used to do?

___Hank Williams


Twilight Zone—A Stop at Willoughby


Looking Backward—Edward Bellamy


  1. Deffinitly have to think on this… might not be back until tomorrow.
    Only one reference I have to look up… or not.
    Or maybe I’ll stick with a haiku… or a series of them:

    how, then, when?

    train, slows, stops
    from city chaos –
    to mid life…

    once feared, now
    suburbia reels

    bound by new
    invisible nets
    deja vu?

    change, was, is,
    becomes the only
    real constant

    love, peace, eternal
    rest – with death…

    © JP/dh ~Jules

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