sábado, março 10


The word saudade is one of my favorite words in Portuguese. It means to miss someone or something, but has an incredibly complex meaning that I feel "I miss you" simply doesn't capture. It's a deep, passionate, feeling and can be used equally for people, places or things. Today, bateu uma saudade (I got hit by a saudade), and I'll leave it up to you to imagine of what or who.

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This was the song that H's father sang to us on our first night on the farm after our long trip to our new home. I'll never forget the emotions I felt on that day.

2 comentários:

  1. My students are always asking me how to say "saudade" in English, and I have to explain that it really doesn't have an exact translation.

    Lovely song! I absolutely love that caipira harmony.