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15 August 2012 @ 12:04 pm
Is forward-looking nostalgia the same as anticipation?
I'm feeling: happyhappy
sunstealer: Disillusioned Mansunstealer on August 15th, 2012 04:36 pm (UTC)
huh. I experience something I've thought of as "pre-emptive nostaligia" and it's tinged with too much wistfulness to be anticipation. For me, anyway.
DancingWolfGrrldancingwolfgrrl on August 15th, 2012 06:09 pm (UTC)
I experience a kind of forward-looking nostalgia whose story is "someday this will be over and I will miss it!" The story of anticipation, for me, is "someday this will be happening and it will be great!"
wild, predictable abandon: me_laughing_bwcontessagrrl on August 16th, 2012 05:14 am (UTC)
I like this framing a lot. Thank you!
Chip: faceceo on August 15th, 2012 07:44 pm (UTC)
Perhaps one day it will have been.