Play It Once Again
From: On Nostalgia
The introduction discusses paradise as a place where nothing ever happens, as in the song "Heaven" by the Talking Heads. It also discusses the tension in nostalgia between the loss, the looking back, that is inherent in pushing forward.
David Berry is a writer and cultural critic in Edmonton. His work has appeared in the Globe and Mail, Hazlitt, Toronto Life, and elsewhere, and he was an arts and culture columnist for the National Post for five years.