What is the one word for what makes one person think of something happened in past ,with strong desire?

E.g.: Something pleasant happened in my past life and it always makes me think of it in the present in a way I want to do it again.

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    Interesting. The first two words that I thought of are 'reminiscence' or 'nostalgia'. But I don't think those two perfectly fit due to the 'craving' part. (But might be useful, I think)
    – shin
    Jul 27, 2016 at 6:37
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    Yearning. But you want a word for the object of the yearning. Is that right? Jul 27, 2016 at 6:38
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    The first thing came to my mind: blast from the past, but it's not a word. Jul 27, 2016 at 6:51
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    Does the word exist in your language? If so, what does the dictionary suggest?
    – James K
    Jul 27, 2016 at 7:28

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The best word I can think of is "nostalgia" which means: a feeling of pleasure and also slight sadness when you think about things that happened in the past.

You could also look at the word "longing".

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