Sunday, March 22, 2009

Post 562 : Passages 46 : Milan Kundera, Identity – What is Nostalgia?

Milan Kundera, Idenitity, Pg. 38

Nostalgia? How could she feel nostalgia for someone who was right in front of her? How can you suffer from the absence of a person who is present? (Jean-Marc knew how to answer that: you can suffer nostalgia in the presence of the beloved if you glimpse a future where the beloved is no more; if the beloved’s death is, invisibly, already present.

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