I'm trying to find the word that juxtaposes with novelty. Novelty is usually to describe things that are enjoyable because they are new. I'm looking for a term that describes things that are enjoyable and are NOT new.
For example, you see your partner everyday. You see them and it brings you joy every single time. The feeling is subtler than the quick happiness of novelty, but much deeper and intimate.
Here is an example sentence: I enjoy browsing Facebook for the novelty. I enjoy listening to my favorite song because of the [INSERT_WORD]
Here are the words I've considered and why they don't work:
- Nostalgia: Very similar, except nostalgia has a negative connotation with the wistful desire. This is a tad bit different because it's not a wistful desire as much as it is a fulfilled happiness.
- Homecoming: Emotionally similar but awkward
- Hearth: Has the right vibe but not the right associations
- Home: Same as hearth
The best word would be a noun that describes the feeling most accurately.
I would prefer a single word, but I suspect that there isn't a single word. I would accept a compound word or a new word.