nos·tal·gi·a (n -st l j , n -). n. 1. A bittersweet longing for things, persons, or situations of the past. 2. The condition of being homesick; homesickness.
I’m not going to talk about pt no. 2 nostalgia as to being homesick. The song in Arabikkatha (Malayalam movie) says it all –
We all have a yearning for the past. Past is past however when we look back in time we really miss them and miss many moment we had. I thought about this when I went through many of the blogs during the time of onam where most of the bloggers / tweeples in twitter were talking about how it was then and how it is now.
I feel that the term nostalgia is nothing but just another excuse. There are things we cannot bring back. As in bringing back the beloved who are long gone. However there are things that we can. But do we really try to? I don’t think so.
For Eg, How many of us actually had thought about the swing tied over the branches of the mango tree? How many of us had that ‘nostalgia’ of swinging on them? And how many actually thought that a swing is possible even now (and with the help of someone of course – I’m not intending that one to climbs on to the tree to tie the swing and risk a fall. No one will ever want a bed-ridden vacation). I guess not many actually did that. One might have just said, ‘gone are those days’ and spend the day in front of tv watching some ‘blockbusters’. One will discuss with their younger generations as to how much fun it was during those days. But trying to recapture those moments in present is a TASK many not bother to DO.
Next time when one goes for a vacation during such occasions where nostalgia could come into play, just get out-of-the-box and try to recreate the same good ol’ days yet again with whatever we have in hand. These moments shall be cherished much better. I’m very sure about it. I hope all will agree to what I am trying to convey.