I heard a rather mind-blowing bit of insight the other day. Nothing new really, but the timeliness of it made an impact. The insight was that people over time start to seek the nostalgic as they grow older because it reminds them of a better time and place – and older isn’t necessarily living up to years past. Yeah, common knowledge right? But for me… I can look at my blog posts, facebook posts, music purchases, and movie references and see a massive turn for the nostalgic that coincides with two major events in my life: the passing of my father and demise of a relationship. While I always attributed this shift to a general lack of creativity out there, there was really a deeper more emotional reason. Glad to know it was just me and not everything else.