Monday, March 3, 2014

New Life Overcomes Grief

Nostalgia always seems to have an overlay, a gloss, of sentimentality. nostalgia confers a longing, a wistfulness for time past.

There are two tensions that come with nostalgia--perhaps, more--and often we occupy both of these tensions at once
--too bad we didn't know then what we know now

OR

--I'm so glad I didn't know then what I know now.

Like the difference between stained glass and white washed walls, both hold a certain aesthetic.

For now, what was (nostalgia) and what could be (hope) feels absolutely unknowable.


AND FOR AN UPLIFTING LOVE STORY=click below
https://soundcloud.com/wbez/storycorps-after-grief-an

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