I was shovelling my driveway this morning and during a pause, thought to myself, has the snow ever been this deep? We often harken back to our youth in times like this. Why is that? I think we like to wax nostalgia since it brings to mind the carefree times we often enjoyed. In our adult years there are so many responsibilities that we don’t have time for fun. Example; as a youth you couldn’t get those piles of snow high enough; to build the biggest fort, the longest tunnel or just simply to climb. In our adult years our only thought is ‘will it ever end?’, ‘can it get any higher’, ‘whatever happened to global warming?’. The point is that it’s just not fun anymore.
I’ve read hundreds and hundreds of books… nobody develops characters, in my opinion, better than P.D. James. Read any of the ‘Adam Dalgliesh’ novels to see what I mean.
P.S. “Wax nostalgia” is not normally a phrase I would use but I heard it mentioned on TV the other day and thought it would be cool to use it somewhere. Ditto for “harken”.