Natsukashii 懐かしい –
The euphorically nostalgic reminiscing of some small thing that brings you suddenly, joyously back to fond memories, not with a wistful longing of what’s passed, but with an appreciation of the good times.
Here’s to the year that has passed,
& to the year that will be.
To the people that you’ve met,
& the effect that they’ve made.
To the beautiful memories that have been written,
& the breathtaking adventures that you’ve seen.
& to the great, big world out there that you’ve still not explored,
& the treasures that you’ve still not found.
Here’s to new light, new stories, & new eyes.
“You taught me the courage of stars before you left
How light carries on endlessly, even after death
With shortness of breath, you explained the infinite
How rare & beautiful it is to even exist
I couldn’t help but ask you to say it all again
I tried to write it down but I could never find a pen
I’d give anything to hear you say it one more time
That the universe was made just to be seen by my eyes”
― Sleeping At Last – Saturn