loss lit list
Nostalgia for arrangements of fields. Nostalgia for arrangements of buildings in the corners of fields. Nostalgia for things that can’t stand the sight of one another. Nostalgia for that which is accepted, celebrated and inhabited. Nostalgia for things that remain distinct & visible. Nostalgia for the excitable medium. Nostalgia for the ballistic tradition. Nostalgia for the finished & the unfinished. Trees. Trains. “The hawthorn brides.” A winter funeral in a summer suit. Nostalgia for the passage of life, the deep curve, the sense of it. Nostalgia for things you haven’t yet lost, or barely had.
Ah nostalgia how I miss it. Of course nostalgia was better back in the old days not like now where they’ve been knocking down all the lovely old nostalgia and replacing it with horrible wistfulness.
You know, I never noticed that nostalgia contains the root of pain before.