When my uncle takes us to the park, he grows nostalgic and emotional as he remembers and longs for his own boyhood there. “Years ago, we played baseball in that field,” he whispered sadly and nostalgically, as if seeing shadows of the golden past. I love hearing Uncle Peter’s nostalgic stories—they make me want to live back when they played the game with wooden bats and sold papers for a dime.
Quiz: What happens when someone feels nostalgic?
- They think about how much fun it would have been to have lived during a different time period.
- They look back on something in their past and feel both happy and sad about it.
- They go off by themselves to find a place where they can relax and avoid a stressful situation.