Yes, as with the others: this is good reading for me today. I’ll take those few days to think about which other hobby to pursue (but it won’t be golf) but I imagine I’ll be back to writing after two days! Thanks for the sharing.
I get the nostalgia of the smell of a newly opened cassette tape Guns n Roses use your illusion 1&2, I remember the jet fuel smell of that Chinese plastic. Reading, and re-reading the lyrics.
Now I sometimes miss holding up a package or case when I purchase a game or music to own by download or streaming.
“I can still see myself next to my stereo, brand-new blank cassette in the deck, with my fingers hovering over the PLAY and RECORD buttons, waiting, just waiting, for that new hot song to come on the radio so I could record it and listen to it when I wanted (as long as the DJ didn’t talk over most of it).”