Monday, October 3, 2016


Dear Readers,

Yes, I know, I've been missing in action.  I honestly thought I was not going to blog anymore.... at all.  Come to find out - I miss it!  And You!  So I'm back, but still sorting out what posting schedule will be most comfortable for all of us.  It certainly won't be daily, as it was in the beginning.  I'm thinking weekly.  But I have just missed this, you, the process, too much to let it drop entirely.  And have no fears. As usual, I will not let this become a political rant.  That has to be a refreshing change from what's out there at the moment, yes??

So, in keeping with my love of words (logophile), I found "saudade"!

What is one word to describe the feeling of missing someone?


What dictionary says :
Saudade is used to explain the feeling of missing something or someone.
It is used to tell about something that you used to have (and liked) but don't have anymore.
But literally, it goes deeper. Its a beautiful word of Portuguese origin, evokes a sense of loneliness and incompleteness. In a whole bunch of clumsy English words, Saudade means “the love that remains” after someone is gone. It’s the recollection of feelings, experiences, places or events that once brought excitement, pleasure, well being, which now triggers the senses and makes one live again. It describes a deep nostalgic longing. It brings sad and happy feelings all at once;
Sadness from missing something loved.
Happiness for having experienced the love.
I can conjure this feeling. I feel it for the little girl I once was.