by uzwi

People feel nostalgia. They want to understand it. They write about it, they read about it. But the attempt to capture the experiential moment in which they suffer nostalgia—in which they are overwhelmed by the recognitions involved, the sudden partial, uncontrollable step-change from one timescale to another as the very particular slides into some brief, passing relationship with the heartbreakingly general—is not always fully describable via the idea of hauntology. The experience of nostalgia can be acknowledged, without loss, as belonging to the sufferer.