We were having that talk about things that make you nostalgic for a place/someone/feeling you love but you don't know. I don't know about him, but speaking for myself;
Certain forms of art make me yearn for that place that is only in my head...a place that I don't know...that has no form or location...it's just a place that I know is better.
A lot better for that matter.
A place where I know I am going to be happier, my eyes would shine with life and my face just bright with positivity. But that place could be sad, too- because sadness was never a bad thing...I don't think sadness is a bad thing. Samson by Regina Spektor sends me there. It makes me want something that I have no definition for. And songs by Fairuz...the way she sounds has that aspect of utopia to it. Same goes for Kundera's words and how he uses the perfect combination of words to beautifully paint a detailed picture.
I think it's in all forms of art that people try to communicate- or manifest- that place they dream of, or that feeling to the rest of the world. And they try to do that in a language or through a medium that the rest of the world is to understand- or at least try to.
If only we disregard all things material and rid ourselves of the attachment to all things mundane..if only we realize the divinity within us...it wouldn't be so hard to understand then- only then.