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Digging Through the Past on a Quest to Quell My Newfound Grief

It’s like comfort food for your soul. Nostalgia is everywhere now. From the shows we binge to the movies we watch to the music we enjoy, we aren’t “Back to the Future” we are “Back to the Past.” And for me, that means the ‘80s and ’90s.

I’ve been finding comfort in nostalgia these days because my dad is having health and psychiatric issues. He has bipolar disorder just like me. It can be tough to be a good caregiver, but I am trying.

It’s times like these — during COVID-19, corruption in politics, climate change, voter suppression, rampant racism et. al —  that it can be helpful to embrace the familiar, rewatching, re-listening, experiencing everything another time.

“Nostalgia, a sentimental longing for one’s past, can serve as a resource

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My Newfound Grief