Sentimentality is a rebellion against time.
"The items and keepsakes that we hold dear are all echoes of a noteworthy time. Our days, things, are constantly bygones. The meals we love, we recreate because they end too soon. The books that have struck us, we share with others to vicariously re-experience as their first-read. The films that mirror our wants, we try to retrace through reading reviews. We’re constantly bridging connections with things and generating dates of birth for those connections.
We pocket what we can, especially the small things. Sentimentality is a rebellion against time. The rebelling happens when the seconds keep ticking forward, and you’re not quite finished yet."
- Clara T.