our penchant for nostalgia

star wars
Star Wars, Oil pastel on paper, 1999

“We seem to be going through a period of nostalgia, and everyone seems to think yesterday was better than today. I don’t think it was, and I would advise you not to wait ten years before admitting today was great. If you’re hung up on nostalgia, pretend today is yesterday and just go out and have one hell of a time.” ~Art Buchwald

Saw this quote while blog hopping..

Makes sense, to be told or scolded for being too dependent on nostalgia, especially to me– I’ve caught myself holding on to memories many times, and maybe worse, even admiring books or art that elicit nostalgia about things that have yet to happen..

Here’s to the now!