Turn around Bright Eyes

every now and then i fall apart

17th march- nostalgia

i love this. from

Nostalgia, if you can believe it, was once recognized as a medical condition. Soldiers fighting in wars in the eighteenth century were diagnosed with nostalgia and sent home. Rousseau's Dictionnaire de Musique describes how Swiss mercenaries were banned from singing the songs of their homeland---the Kuhreihen, or cattle-herding melodies---because they stirred in them such a powerful longing for the past that they would run away, become ill, or even die. Nostalgia---from the Greek word nostos meaning "returning home" and algos, meaning "pain" or "ache"---was also known as mal du Suisse (Swiss sickness) or mal du pays (homesickness). Ah, homesickness! There's something I know a thing or two about.