28 Aug Nostalgia
What parent doesn’t look at their child and occasionally long for those precious, fleeting, innocent moments of their own childhood? I was thinking that nostalgia was pretty harmless, until I read this:
A wistful or excessively sentimental yearning for return to or of some past period or irrecoverable condition.
An idealistic and regressive, deconstructive reading of the myth of childhood innocence, nostalgia remains a complex phenomenon because it is manifested not only in the narrative construction of fantasy childhoods, but in textual fragments, photographs and everyday objects that produce disjointed feelings of desire and mourning.
…So maybe I won’t tell my therapist what I bought Bronwynn for her 2nd birthday:
I’m not sure if this 1979 Tupperware Mini Serve-It set means that I’m idealizing my early childhood or mourning it. Regardless, I have a feeling B will still get a kick out of playing with the tiny cups, pitcher and bowls.