Nostalgia Isn’t What It Used to Be
Unless you’re a white southerner.
Have you ever returned to a place from your childhood? Chances are, the present reality seemed smaller, duller, less magical. Thomas Wolfe told us “You Can’t Go Home Again.” But he was wrong, and as a white southerner, he should have known better.
You can go home again — if your present and your past are both illusions.