Hi! It’s Charlie O’Shields, back with another episode of Sketching Stuff! Many of you who listen to this podcast know by now that I’m a very nostalgic person. I love reminiscing about things from the past and thinking back to little moments that I enjoyed as a kid. Why on earth do I DO this? Because I love how much simpler life was in the past and I also love how thinking about it always keeps me well and truly connected to my inner child. From all of the cool gadgets that were coming onto the scene each year to the simplest of things, I’ve spent most of my life just well and truly fascinated.
Another wonderful thing about nostalgia is that its very meaning is a wistful affection for past memories that have happy personal associations. Yeah, not every memory from the past is likely to be perfectly wonderful, but nostalgia allows us to edit out all of those bad bits and simply focus on the beautiful things that happened. Or, as is often the case with me, those oddly beautiful things that just happily to burst into my mind. So, I hope you’ll join me now on a winding journey of thoughtful stories that came to me once upon a time, while I was sketching nostalgia.