e.g "What are you up to these days? What about your violin gig? Going good?" The question filled him with ___________. Since Laura passed away, his violin had been catching dust.
Here, central character is a violinist and used to love it and play at some point of time in past. But now since his wife is no more, he doesn't feel like playing. But the question reminds him of the times when he was in love with violin
I hope I am able to convey