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September 15, 2013
The definition of nostalgia to me, as I'd never looked it up in a dictionary, is simply emotions stirred up remembering a certain past. Recently, I read one person's point of view:

”Nostalgia is denial. Denial of the painful present. The name for this denial is Golden Age thinking - the erroneous notion that a different time period is better than the one ones living in - its a flaw in the romantic imagination of those people who find it difficult to cope with the present.”:

Feeling righteous, a number of friends popped into mind. Then I realized my heart was stung.