it's only with a slight ironic chuckle that i notice my computer's default inclination to add a number after i type the word nostalgia in the title section. this is not the first time i've used that heading.
well, SO BE IT! sitting around with Barker and ice cream on a sunday night, he pointed out that the word nostalgia is in fact not a positive term, etymologically speaking. i, of course, did not believe him.
so i pulled out the old oed and stuck my nose in it, to come out with this:
nostalgia n 1. severe homesickness. 2. sorrowful longing for conditions of a past age; regretful or wistful memory of earlier time.
hmm. it's a strange definition to me. honest to gods, very few things give me greater joy than nostalgia.
of course i also draw dead babies.