Patterns Chapter Text: Nostalgia

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Nostalgia is literally the result of a pattern...a brain pattern.


Aural, tactile, olfactory and/or visual stimuli trigger neurons in the amygdala. The emotional seat of the brain.


A certain song, a certain perfume, old photographs can all trigger nostalgia.


At one time nostalgia was considered a mental illness. A form of melancholy.


In fact, the word nostalgia is a combination of 2 Greek words which translate into: homecoming...and pain.


Nowadays, we think of nostalgia as a good thing.


When we look back on our lives, the old days often seem better than 'now'.


In fact, there's a direct inverse correlation to how bad 'now' is to how good 'yesterday' looks.


In trying times, almost everyone reverts to moonwalking back down memory lane.


Nostalgia.


It hurts so good.


 


 

Created: Feb 21, 2014

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