We interpret nostalgia as the visceral and emotional reaction to the transient. Time will return everything to the dirt–but memory negates the inevitable absence afflicted by time. As such, we compelled our authors to contemplate the tension between time and memory–both fundamental to the sentimental longing for the past. Some memories are stored across generations, and others last only a month, day, hour, or second. Arranging fragments into a collection, this publication endeavors to act as the de facto memory of our community. Nostalgia is a shared emotional state, at times individual and at times collective, and in response to our prompt authors wrote to us from far and wide about loss, death, love, longing, war, dust, soup, and painful desires. We hope these pieces evoke a grounding emotional response, a burst of light, and a soothing voice. We have sought to create a space in which fragments of the past can intersect to manifest meaning, a place where the ephemeral meets permanence.