Wednesday, November 12, 2008

nostalgia


Is it possible to have nostalgia for a past you've never lived through?
I'm sitting in a Starbucks trying to study, but they're playing a bunch of oldies and my mind is wandering. For instance, right now they're playing "Why Do Fools Fall in Love" and I feel like I should be in a poodle skirt. Not that I particularly have a desire to live in the 1950s. I don't dig containment culture, cold war and the fear-mongering that went along with it. But there are some things I get nostalgic about. Lounge music does the same thing for me. Strange, I know. "The Girl from Ipanema" can be playing and forget it--I feel like I belong in the 50s hosting a cocktail party. I don't particularly associate these times with happiness or traditional values once had. Or do I?

3 comments:

jenn said...

oh how i love bossa nova. thanks for the bday wish! girls night, soon, lemme know when you can!

Callie said...

Samba and Bossa Nova give me nostalgia from my mission. I love that brazilian jazz! We played it as the background music at our wedding and let me tell you, it sends you into a grooove! And understanding the lyrics is a special bonus for me. Portuguese is the language of love! That girl from Ipanema. Let's host a mocktail party by the pool and buy 50's swimsuits, then you can have nostalgia for something that really happened! Or, we could go to Brazil.. whichever one.

Dave said...

I guess you feel Nostalgia, specially when you didn' t know the time you feel Nostalgia for, when you are not fitting well into your time...
Don' t you think so ??
Dave