In the sunset of dissolution, everything is illuminated by the aura of nostalgia.
Huh? Actually, I should make note of the fact that the title, above, comes from one of my favorite novels, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, by Milan Kundera. I haven’t read it lately, but this quotation always struck me as poetic. At the end of anything, a relationship, a love, a career, nostalgia clouds our minds and makes them seem better than what they are. The reason this thing is dissolving is that it is no longer worth having, yet we look back on it with fondness. Nostalgia is a trickster.
In a related note, Jonathan Foer’s book Everything is Illuminated was named for this quotation from Kundera. If you want two books to read that will challenge your mind, in totally different ways mind you, check out these two books.