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Nostalgia-averse. Only go forward, no reverse

by liberata on August 15, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I'm on my guard against nostalgia, which has a way of sucking me into depression.

As Canadian songwriter Michel Rivard wrote:

Je n'aime pas la nostalgie,
c'est une maƮtresse inassouvie
aux yeux trop bleus.

I don't like nostalgia,
She's an insatiable mistress
with eyes too blue


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