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In Which We Request A Do-Over On This Last Decade - Home - This Recording [some nice lines in here]
"For the longest time I pretended the pleasure of everything wasn't in its anticipation. Enjoying things became passé, remembering the past fondly was easier on the heart. ... There should be a term - there probably is a term - for nostalgia for something that hasn't happened yet. ... In the 00s I tried to like people I wouldn't normally have liked. More and more, people were vastly different from their appearance, a development I attributed to adults rather than children being my peers. When I met someone I cared about, I usually informed them of this directly. In a similar case I took up an indirect approach that met with better results. Then I switched back again. After a fashion, I surmised that it was the world that was changing, not me. ... Meeting people unhappier than you are is Darwin's mood corrective. There is always someone who has it worse and is still paying for it."

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may 2010 by robertogreco
Saudade - Wikipedia [top ten favorite word + missing in English]
"a feeling of longing for something that one is fond of, which is gone, but might return in a distant future. It often carries a fatalist tone and a repressed knowledge that the object of longing might really never return."
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october 2007 by robertogreco

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