Fanny Zakucka, from Ver Sacrum, 1902
Hans Christian Andersen

Fanny Zakucka, from Ver Sacrum, 1902

Hans Christian Andersen

Fanny Zakucka, from Ver Sacrum, 1902
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Fanny Zakucka, from Ver Sacrum, 1902

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Leontine Maneles, Ver Sacrum,  1902, Snow White
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Leontine Maneles, Ver Sacrum,  1902, Snow White

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Fanny Zakucka,   from Ver Sacrum, 1902. In blue and yellow. “Puss in Boots”
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Fanny Zakucka,   from Ver Sacrum, 1902. In blue and yellow. “Puss in Boots”

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Henriette v. Pokorny, from Ver Sacrum, 1902, The Swineherd
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Henriette v. Pokorny, from Ver Sacrum, 1902, The Swineherd

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Nostos (Greek : νόστος) (pl. nostoi) is the Greek word for homecoming, the idea of returning home from a long journey. Nostos can also mean “Welcome Home” in the Greek language. Nostos is a theme dealt with in many Homeric writings such as the Odyssey, in which the main character, Odysseus, strives to get home after the Trojan War. The plural term nostoi is applied to Greek heroes’ homeward journeys after the taking of Troy and is the name of one of the poems of the Epic Cycle on that theme..
Nostos in The Odyssey
There are many instances in The Odyssey in which Odysseus is longing to return home to Penelope, his wife, for example when he is stuck on Calypso’s island, Ogygia. Another example is during the night before he leaves the island of the Phaeacians, after he has told them his lengthy story, when he “kept turning his face at the blazing Sun, impatient for it to set, as he was longing to be on his way” (E. V. Rieu’s translation for Penguin Classics.)
Modern times
The word nostalgia was first coined as a medical term in 1688 by Johannes Hofer (1669-1752), a Swiss medical student. It uses the word νόστος along with another Greek root, άλγος or algos, meaning pain or longing, to describe the psychological condition of longing for the past.
In James Joyce’s Ulysses, the final part, during which Leopold Bloom returns home, is called the Nostos. via: wiki - (photo:  NuriaGuttierrez.)

Nostos (Greek : νόστος) (pl. nostoi) is the Greek word for homecoming, the idea of returning home from a long journey. Nostos can also mean “Welcome Home” in the Greek language. Nostos is a theme dealt with in many Homeric writings such as the Odyssey, in which the main character, Odysseus, strives to get home after the Trojan War. The plural term nostoi is applied to Greek heroes’ homeward journeys after the taking of Troy and is the name of one of the poems of the Epic Cycle on that theme..

Nostos in The Odyssey

There are many instances in The Odyssey in which Odysseus is longing to return home to Penelope, his wife, for example when he is stuck on Calypso’s island, Ogygia. Another example is during the night before he leaves the island of the Phaeacians, after he has told them his lengthy story, when he “kept turning his face at the blazing Sun, impatient for it to set, as he was longing to be on his way” (E. V. Rieu’s translation for Penguin Classics.)

Modern times

The word nostalgia was first coined as a medical term in 1688 by Johannes Hofer (1669-1752), a Swiss medical student. It uses the word νόστος along with another Greek root, άλγος or algos, meaning pain or longing, to describe the psychological condition of longing for the past.

In James Joyce’s Ulysses, the final part, during which Leopold Bloom returns home, is called the Nostos. via: wiki - (photo:  NuriaGuttierrez.)

Eugene Onegin
Anna and Elena Balbusso

Eugene Onegin

Anna and Elena Balbusso

Anna and Elena Balbusso

Anna and Elena Balbusso

Isadora Duncan
Anna and Elena Balbusso

 

Isadora Duncan

Anna and Elena Balbusso

 

Anna and Elena Balbusso

Anna and Elena Balbusso

Anna and Elena Balbusso

Anna and Elena Balbusso

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If people bring so much courage to this world the world has to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.
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~Ernest Hemingway - A Farewell to Arms

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If people bring so much courage to this world the world has to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.

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~Ernest Hemingway - A Farewell to Arms

Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe