When it comes to determining the etymological origin of the word nostalgia, we have to establish that it is found in the Greek. Thus, we realize that it is the result of the sum of two words of that language: us, which can be translated as return, and something, which is synonymous with pain.
The nostalgia is a melancholic sadness that arises from the memory of a loss. It is usually experienced when a person he is absent from his homeland and misses his people. You also feel nostalgic for your deceased loved ones.
When talking about nostalgia, special reference is made to that experienced by most people who, for work or personal reasons, find it necessary to leave their cities and countries to start a new life in a different nation.
In that case, they feel nostalgic for their land, their family, their home or their friends. A shame and sadness that in Spain is commonly known as morriña. This word is a Galician term that in the end has managed to be used in a general way by all Spanish speakers.
The psychologists affirm that nostalgia expresses a longing for the past which is usually unrealistic as it is found idealized. This means that the subject feels nostalgic for something that is never quite real. For example: if a person feels nostalgic for his childhood, he remembers only the good times and excludes the sorrows of that time.
Nostalgia can be defined as the pain you feel for something that you have had and that, at present, you no longer have. A kind of shared nostalgia at the social level is one that expresses that all past times were better. Many people argue that, long ago, the men it had a better quality, even if that, if objective indicators are measured (such as life expectancy or working conditions), is false.
Nostalgia is not currently considered to be a disease or a psychological disorder, but a common feeling that people experience at certain times. However, nostalgia can be associated with physical manifestations when it is maintained over time and is reflected in stomach pains or a tightness in the chest.
Some thinkers maintain that nostalgia arises from man’s desire to overcome finiteness and temporality in order to revive the happy instances of his existence and make them eternal.
Given the set of feelings and emotions that nostalgia is intrinsically stored, it has been the subject of countless songs throughout the history of music. Among the most significant we could highlight the one entitled “Nostalgias”. It is a tango written in 1936 by Enrique Cadícamo that became one of the pieces that most identified the singer Carlos Gardel throughout his career.
However, neither should we overlook the existence of another important number of artists at an international level who have not hesitated to render their art to nostalgia. Thus, among those who also have songs with this title we would highlight Rocío Dúrcal, Andrés Calamaro, Francisco Céspedes or Dyango.