Natsukashii–a Japanese word with a complex meaning–that wistful sense of longing; an appreciation of beauty laced with a sadness at its transience

For example, at the end of the summer, I felt sort of nostalgic and a tiny bit sad remembering the summers of my childhood in New York, but also a sense that time is fleeting and flows swiftly–that feeling is summed up with natsukashii.

Another example: when eating the last of my Pearson Peaches from the Tucker Farmer’s Market, it brought on a feeling of natsukashii as I know the season is over for peaches.