Friday, April 18, 2008

Saudade

It turns out that there is an equivalent to the Wesh hiraeth in another language; Portuguese's suadade:
The famous saudade of the Portuguese is a vague and constant desire for something that does not and probably cannot exist, for something other than the present, a turning towards the past or towards the future; not an active discontent or poignant sadness but an indolent dreaming wistfulness.

"An indolent dreaming wistfulness". Precisely.
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