Sunday, December 4, 2005

Nostalgia means sentimental longing for the past. It is built on two Greek roots, nostos, a return, and algos, pain. Nostos means a ship, the very root from which words like aeronautics have been built. People often refer to the term “Sweet Nostalgia”. I often wonder how can pain be sweet unless a person is a masochist? A masochist by the way is a person who derives pleasure from one’s own pain.Do you think I am trying to show off my “well above average” vocabulary?! well , I just wanted to explain the specific meaning of my blog's name.Don't you think Nostalgia could be bitter?

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