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Daily Post: Bittersweet Memories
You receive a gift that is bittersweet and makes you nostalgic. What is it?
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Let us begin this prompt by properly defining bittersweet:
|Look up bittersweet orbittersweets in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.|
Bittersweet may refer to:
- Bittersweet, a medium brownish reddish orange color
- A vine in the nightshade family, Solanum dulcamara
- Some species of vines in the genus Celastrus, including American bittersweet (C. scandens) and Oriental bittersweet (C. orbiculatus)
- The Glycymerididae family of shellfish, known as bittersweets or Dog cockles
- Bitter and sweet at the same time: bittersweet chocolate.
- Producing or expressing a mixture of pain and pleasure: a movie with a bittersweet ending.
Next is to look up Nostalgic… just to be sure we are doing this in context.
|Look up nostalgia in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.|
The term nostalgia describes a sentimentality for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations. The word is a learned formation of a Greek compound, consisting of νόστος (nóstos), meaning “homecoming”, a Homeric word, and ἄλγος (álgos), meaning “pain, ache”, and was coined by a 17th-century medical student to describe the anxieties displayed by Swiss mercenaries fighting away from home. Described as a medical condition—a form of melancholy—in the Early Modern period, it became an important trope in Romanticism.
Nostalgia, in its most common form, was responsible for the old front desk of The Beverly Hills Hotel (from 1942 to 1979) being made into a bar.
In common, less clinical usage, nostalgia can refer to a general interest in the past, their personalities, and events, especially the “good old days” from one’s earlier life. Boym argues that nostalgia is more prevalent during times of great upheaval.
The scientific literature on nostalgia is quite thin, but a few studies have attempted to pin down the its essence and causes. Smell and touch are strong evokers of nostalgia due to the processing of these stimuli first passing through the amygdala, the emotional seat of the brain. These recollections of our past are usually important events, people we care about, and places where we have spent time. Music and weather can also be a strong trigger of nostalgia.
Further information: Homesickness
As a medical condition 
The term was coined in 1688 by Johannes Hofer (1669–1752) in his Basel dissertation. Hofer introduced nostalgia or mal du pays “homesickness” for the condition also known as mal du Suisse“Swiss illness” or Schweizerheimweh “Swiss homesickness,” because of its frequent occurrence in Swiss mercenaries who in the plains of lowlands of France or Italy were pining for their native mountain landscapes. Symptoms were also thought to include fainting, high fever, indigestion, stomach pain, and death.
English homesickness is a loan translation of nostalgia. Sir Banks Joseph used the word in his journal during the first voyage of Captain Cook. On 3 September 1770 he stated that the sailors “were now pretty far gone with the longing for home which the Physicians have gone so far as to esteem a disease under the name of Nostalgia,” but his journal was not published in his lifetime (see Beaglehole, J. C. (ed.). The Endeavour Journal of Joseph Banks 1768-1771, Public Library of New South Wales/Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1962, vol. ii, p. 145). Cases resulting in death were known and soldiers were sometimes successfully treated by being discharged and sent home. Receiving a diagnosis was, however, generally regarded as an insult. In 1787 Robert Hamilton (1749–1830) described a case of a soldier suffering from nostalgia, who received sensitive and successful treatment:
- “In the year 1782, while I lay in barracks at Tin mouth in the north of England, a recruit who had lately joined the regiment,…was returned in sick list, with a message from his captain, requesting I would take him into the hospital. He had only been a few months a soldier; was young, handsome, and well-made for the service; but a melancholy hung over his countenance, and wanness preyed on his cheeks. He complained of a universal weakness, but no fixed pain; a noise in his ears, and giddiness of his head….As there were little obvious symptoms of fever, I did not well know what to make of the case…Some weeks passed with little alteration…excepting that he was evidently become more meager. He scarcely took any nourishment…became indolent…He was put on a course of strengthening medicines; wine was allowed him. All proved ineffectual. He had now been in the hospital three months, and was quite emaciated, and like one in the last stage of consumption… On making my morning visit, and inquiring, as usual, of his rest at the nurse, she happened to mention the strong notions he had got in his head, she said, of home, and of his friends. What he was able to speak was constantly on this topic. This I had never heard of before…He had talked in the same style, it seems, less or more, ever since he came into the hospital. I went immediately up to him, and introduced the subject; and from the alacrity with which he resumed it.. I found it a theme which much affected him. He asked me, with earnestness, if I would let him go home. I pointed out to him how unfit he was, from his weakness to undertake such a journey [he was a Welchman] till once he was better; but promised him, assuredly, without farther hesitation, that as soon as he was able he should have six weeks to go home. He revived at the very thought of it… His appetite soon mended; and I saw in less than a week, evident signs of recovery.”
In the eighteenth century, scientists were looking for a locus of nostalgia, a nostalgic bone. By the 1850s nostalgia was losing its status as a particular disease and coming to be seen rather as a symptom or stage of a pathological process. It was considered as a form of melancholia and a predisposing condition among suicides. Nostalgia was, however, still diagnosed among soldiers as late as the American Civil War. By the 1870s interest in nostalgia as a medical category had all but vanished. Nostalgia was still being recognized in both the First and Second World Wars, especially by the American armed forces. Great lengths were taken to study and understand the condition to stem the tide of troops leaving the front in droves (see the BBC documentary Century of the Self).
One notable recent medical study has looked at the physiological affects thinking about past ‘good’ memories can have. They found that thinking about the past ‘fondly’ actually increased perceptions of warmth, meaning being nostalgic can make you actually feel warmer 
As a description 
Nostalgia is triggered by something reminding an individual of an event or item from their past. The resulting emotion can vary from happiness to sorrow. The term of “feeling nostalgic” is more commonly used to describe pleasurable emotions associated with and/or a longing to go back to a particular period of time, although the former may also be true.
As a deception 
One recent study critiques the idea of nostalgia, which in some forms can become a defense mechanism by which people avoid the historical facts.  This study looked at the different portrayals of apartheid in South Africa and argued that nostalgia appears as two ways, ‘restorative nostalgia’ a wish to return to that past, and ‘reflective nostalgia’ which is more critically aware.
Swiss nostalgia was linked to the singing of Kuhreihen, which were forbidden to Swiss mercenaries because they led to nostalgia to the point of desertion, illness or death. The 1767 Dictionnaire de Musique by Jean-Jacques Rousseauclaims that Swiss mercenaries were threatened with severe punishment to prevent them from singing their Swiss songs. It became somewhat of a topos in Romantic literature, and figures in the poem Der Schweizer by Achim von Arnim(1805) and in Clemens Brentano‘s Des Knaben Wunderhorn (1809) as well as in the opera Le Chalet by Adolphe Charles Adam (1834) which was performed for Queen Victoria under the title The Swiss Cottage. The Romantic connection of nostalgia, the Kuhreihen and the Swiss Alps was a significant factor in the enthusiasm for Switzerland, the development of early tourism in Switzerland and Alpinism that took hold of the European cultural elite in the 19th century. German Romanticism coined an opposite to Heimweh, Fernweh “far-sickness,” “longing to be far away,” like wanderlust expressing the Romantic desire to travel and explore.
Well guess that did not help much now did it.
So a gift that is brownish, redish, orange in color that might cause symptoms thought to include fainting, high fever, indigestion, stomach pain, and death.
Well even though I pulled that from Wikipedia, does not mean that is what Michelle had in mind lol.
Let’s try again, shall we…Producing or expressing a mixture of pain and pleasure: a movie with a bittersweet ending. Something reminding an individual of an event or item from their past.
Perhaps this is how the game of gossip got it’s beginning.
A nice but painful gift that makes me homesick and reminds me of my past. That would have to be an old fashioned radio.
I had one for years growing up since I did not have a television.
I can remember listening to the shadow knows and Dr. Who on the radio broadcast late at night when I could not sleep.
I could not take it with me when I had to move and it was always something I missed.
I did not miss the memories of that time in my life. Just the radio.
What type of gift would be a bittersweet nostalgia for you?
Here are what other Daily Prompt Writers had to say:
- Rest In the Clouds | Misifusa’s Blog
- A second childhood | Geek Ergo Sum
- Deflowered Book | The Magic Black Book
- bittersweet walk – memory lane | bodhisattvaintraining
- 3 Adorable Songs to Brighten Your Day | Ramisa the Authoress
- Ian Jay’s Timex Reef Gear Watch | Daily Post: Bittersweet Memories | likereadingontrains
- Daily Prompt: « Mama Bear Musings
- Bitter Fading of Sweet Memories | Travellin’ Thru Rambles
- The Picture Frame | Heather D. Roberts
- Thank You Cindy; Photographs, Smiles, And Teardrops | The Jittery Goat
- Daily Post: Bittersweet Memories | Of Glass & Paper
- Bittersweet | Nanuschka’s Blog
Would love to hear what your gift would be.
Daily Prompt: The Satisfaction of a List
Who doesn’t love a list? So write one! Top five slices of pizza in your town, ten reasons disco will never die, the three secrets to happiness — go silly or go deep, just go list-y.
Why do we make lists? What type of lists do we make? Are they to keep us organized, help us to remember or just something to doodle when in a meeting?
I decided to explore the different types of lists that people make. Here are my findings.
The Ever Famous Summer Bucket List…(Kids are out of school for break, have limited time to get it done in short time)
Then I began to think about what do we use list for besides…
Menus in Restaurants
Having a party or wedding
Taking notes or inventory
We make this so we do not impulse shop
Ah the Honey Do List…
Now it is time for me to make my list like the prompt said…
I need to decide which list to start with first…
Perhaps I need a list for my lists
Should they all be neatly lined on the fridge?
Do I line them up by importance?
What deems the list more important?
My fridge has a Honey Do and Grocery…
Both are forgotten by hubby…
If I could eat in a corn free restaurant, I would love a menu
I don’t drink, so I do not need a wine list.
I am a little old to start a bucket list
Today is day off from A-Z Challenge
Tomorrow I do the Letter M
That really is a list of sorts, yet broken down by day
It does not feel like a list that is in a list.
I guess you could easily say that my lists have lists.
Here are what some other Daily Prompt Writers had to say:
- Poem by Caro Ness dedicated to my Blog | Inside My Glitching Mind
- List ‘em up! | amateurxpress
- 10+1 reasons why alarm clocks aren’t good for you | MC’s Whispers
- Daily Prompt: The Satisfaction of a List | Taking time, making time
- Eating silkworms, MasterChef Korea, and the satisfaction of making a list. | Nomad
- A Partial List Of Reasons Why I Don’t Make Lists | The Jittery Goat
- “Write Blog Post”-Check! « Sorta-Ginger
- Daily Prompt: The Satisfaction of a List | Dianaruth’s Journal
- Top 10 Things You Won’t Hear Around This House | Sam’s Online Journal
- Funny Things About the Human Body | Conversations
- Daily Post: Lists | A Sign Of Life
- Daily Prompt: The Satisfaction of a List « Mama Bear Musings
- Daily Prompt: The Satisfaction of a List | Why donate blood | LinnettG’s blog
- Top 6 Cute Baby C Things | Stuphblog
- Ten Irish quirks (Daily Prompt) | Ireland, MS and me
- Daily Prompt: The List | Cytherean Dreams
- Satisfy the list. | thoughtsofrkh
- Daily Prompt: The Satisfaction of a List 14th April 2013 | ittikorn1994
- List-tacular! Some of The Greatest Lessons I’ve Learned. | Eyes Through The Glass – A Blog About Asperger’s
- Listing The Movies… | That’s so true!
- My Top 5 Underknown Historical Figures | Matthew Vett’s Development Blog
- May I tell you about love « Completely Disappear
- Getting Your Writing Organized | Sandra Harriette’s Blog
- Lists… | Faith, Hope and Chocolate
- The satisfaction of a list | Epi’s epiphanies
To see more click on the link at the top that is Michelle
What is your list like and why? I would love to hear…leave me a comment please.
- Daily Prompt: The Satisfaction of a List (wildanimalremovalservices.wordpress.com)
I broke a bowl the other day and went on Facebook to find a consultant for Pampered Chef to find a new one as it is one of my favorites in my cupboard.
She is in California and I am in Tennessee. How ironic that we should be able to work this out. After finding a few other costly items that I liked and the minimum party being $150.00 , I had almost spent that on my own. She suggested trying the Virtual Party to see if anyone would purchase and that would lower my cost so I made up my guest list and my wish list.
I will see how it goes and blog back to let you know how things go with it.
If any of my readers are interested in Pampered Chef products, I would appreciate the assistance as my tastes are a bit over my tiny budget.
- Tammye Green is the Hostess
This is a 100% virtual Pampered Chef show…get all the same tips, tricks, recipes and time/money saving how-to’s that you’d get by coming to a live cooking show BUT…without ever leaving the house. You can shop from the comfort of our couch.
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She also threw in this recipe idea
Thought it was worth a shot…might get my broken bowl at a discount at least if not at least one of the items on my wish list…think big or stay in bed.
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Thank You ASPCA for this Reminder
Dora Was Rescued from Starvation
Now she’s spending her first holiday at home.
On a chilly day last holiday season, the ASPCA rescued Dora, a starving, matted little Shih Tzu with a severely injured tail. When she arrived at the ASPCA, she was weak, terrified and emaciated. But before long, under our care Dora began to gain weight and strength. She started to gain confidence, too, and as 2012 began, Dora’s spirited personality started to shine through.
That’s when world-renowned designer and architect Robert Couturier learned about Dora. A steadfast ASPCA supporter with three Shih Tzus of his own, he was deeply moved by her story. Within a week, he became her new foster parent.
“She slept in my arms the whole time on the way home,” Robert remembers. “It was as if she could finally sleep, and that she knew nothing bad was ever going to happen to her anymore.”
At his Connecticut country house, Robert introduced Dora to his boyfriend, Jeffrey, who fell in love with her immediately. Then he gave Dora a toy. She took it to her crate and looked at him with wide, cautious eyes, as if to ask: Is it OK for me to keep something of my very own?
“Of course it’s OK,” Robert told her, his heart breaking a little. He scooped her up and carried her with him all evening, just as he does now whenever they are together.
These days, Dora sleeps between her guardians’ pillows and enjoys playing with her favorite canine sibling: five-year-old Hercule, who fell head over heels for her the first day they met. “He’s her knight,” Robert jokes.
In October, Robert and Jeffrey adopted Dora. That makes it official: For the first time in her young life, Dora is home for the holidays.
It’s a beautiful thing to consider: Thanks to your compassion for pets like Dora, thousands are enjoying their first holiday season with a loving family.
People are not the only ones who need someone for the Holidays
Adopt a pet from a shelter before you think about going to a pet store and getting a puppy… save a life…
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I do not usually blog this product on my regular blog however, this was just too exciting an offer not to share.
To be able to double your Christmas list shopping for half price…
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