Almost 100 years ago
The archives director for The Saturday Evening Post said that the magazine has been regarded with "a mixture of nostalgia and affection". Shown: a Norman Rockwell cover from August 1924.
Likewise, so many of Norman Rockwell's paintings evoke a feeling of nostalgia, or perhaps hiraeth.
Hiraeth- (noun) - a deep, wistful, nostalgic sense of longing for home; a home that is no longer or perhaps never was. A yearning and wistful grief for people and things long gone.
From: Word Nerd
Hiraeth is one of the many emotions reflected in the Psalms, for example
Psalm 44:1 (NIV)
There it is.
A longing for the good old days.
Hiraeth is often expressed pop culture, like Those Were the Days, a remake of an old Russian song, performed below by Mary Hopkins.
But endings are new beginnings and can engender optimism and hope for the future.
to have taken hold of it.
I'm grateful for your readership, my friends, this year in 2022.
As we finish out the old year, look to the new year--2023.
Happy New Year and keep looking up!