Like wading in and ocean of memories. Each wave that crashes over me brings a different emotion. A smile delights my heart when I think of you and then I am awash in sadness that you are gone. Drowning in my tears. Waiting for the tide to sweep me away.
`“saudade” (or sodade in Cape Verdean, a dialect of Creole). It translates directly in English as nostalgia, but to a native speaker it has a much richer meaning. It is the deep emotional state of nostalgic longing for an absent something or someone that one loves. Even deeper still, it describes the feeling towards people and things whose whereabouts are unknown…it is the love that remains in the space of absence.