Hello, beautiful people of Read.cash. I hope life is smiling for you.
Sometimes I find it difficult to concentrate on writing. The last couple of days, I have been busy. And it has been almost impossible for me to sit for more than a few minutes straight to put some ideas together.
Also for some reason, these days I've been a bit nostalgic. Maybe because gathering some papers that my son needed to pre-enroll in the university tests, I have come across some old photographs that brought back memories of other times and made me a bit melancholic. Or maybe because seeing my son make his shipments to college, also make me a little nostalgic to see that he has grown up. And it makes me realize he will soon leave the nest, as it should be.
Under the sun on Margarita Island, we spent many of our vacations when my son was little. Those were some of the photos I found. At looking at those photos, so many memories arose.
Days that won't return, even if we go back to the place, some of the people who were present on our family vacations are no longer there. And the Island isn't what it used to be. The crisis that has affected the country in the last years has also wreaked havoc there.
Always on those vacations, we live unforgettable moments that I treasure in my memories. Family moments, long days at the beach, meals by the sea, celebrations, and lots of laughs.
During those vacation days, I watched some of the most beautiful sunsets by the sea I have ever watched. Or maybe it's the nostalgia that makes me think they're the most beautiful ones.
Earlier today, I thought it would be a good idea to leave a bit of the Saudade that I feel today reflected in some lines, and here they are.
There are days when we have nostalgia or longing for other times and other places. To some that we could even return, but the experience would no longer be the same because some of those who were with us are no longer, or because those places have also changed. That feeling is described by my favorite word Saudade.
Saudade is a so beautiful word. I'm sure is the favorite of many other people who speak Portuguese or Spanish. It's a Portuguese word, but it's also used in Spanish since it doesn't have a word with the same precise meaning.
I wouldn't know how to translate it exactly into English. Because it isn't nostalgia or melancholy, it's a feeling that involves those meanings but a little more. In Wikipedia, I found this meaning.
Saudade is a deep emotional state of nostalgic or profound melancholic longing for something or someone that one cares for and/or loves. Moreover, it often carries a repressed knowledge that the object of longing might never be had again. It is the recollection of feelings, experiences, places, or events that once brought excitement, pleasure, and well-being, which now trigger the senses and make one experience the pain of separation from those joyous sensations.
And now that you know what it means. Have you ever had Saudade?
And what is your favorite word? You can tell me in the comments. Or even if you prefer to write about it. And tag me so I can read it too.
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October 24, 2021