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 does it mean if someone feels nostalgic?
- That person feels depressed about all she has lost.
- That person remembers the past with happiness and longingly wishes for it to return.
- That person shares personal stories easily and trusts readily.