Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgic

Science of Nostalgia: It was first thought to be a “neurological disease of essentially demonic cause,” but it turns out that nostalgia is good for your brain. And there’s science to prove it.
More of this article in The New York Times

My beautiful pictureI took this (rather overexposed) photo of my nieces cooking dinner around 20 years ago when we all still lived on the African continent. We had given one of them a children’s cookbook for Christmas, and they invited us over for dinner—a three-course meal—which they cooked using recipes from the book. They were such sweet, funny munchkins – still are 😉

For more entries to this week’s photo challenge, see The Daily Post.

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29 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgic

    • Yes, the science behind what we feel and think is so interesting, but so many mysteries will always remain – which is a good thing 🙂 My nieces are indeed grown-up now, Christine, as the last link on the post shows 🙂

    • Thanks, Dianne – I miss them hugely, but we stay in touch, and the eldest one and her husband came to visit at the beginning of this year for 3 weeks, which was just wonderful for us 😀

  1. Excellent Beeblu, I like the line in the article ‘If you can recruit a memory to maintain physiological comfort, at least subjectively, that could be an amazing and complex adaptation’. I think your photo could be one of those.

    • Thanks, Adee – it’s important in this increasingly globalised world to have these good memories. Families are spread out all over the place.

    • In my next life, Gabe 😉 Are you offering your tutoring skills?
      The meal was yum – I can’t remember the starter, although I think it may have been corn soup, the main was a Swiss ham and cheese bake, and the dessert was some sort of upside-down cake (kids’ cookbooks always have one of those, haha). The eldest one has progressed somewhat since then, making us veg Vietnamese rice paper rolls when she was here in Jan (well, instructing her husband on how to ;-))

      • All sounds very yummo 🙂 I somehow think you would not need much help in the tutoring area bb. I did consider specialising in neuropsych until I had to administer some of the test – talk about spatial relations issues – hahaha (or maybe I was just hungover 😉 )

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  3. Love the photos of your nieces – past and present. I wonder about the article – think it depends upon how much loss weighs in on the nostalgic equation.

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