Day 255. saudade

Saudade is a word without translation. It is something that you feel. Something that happens when you miss something or someone.
That is what I am feeling today.
Three years ago my Father passed away. Back then we were planning my son's birthday (October 16) and my Dad was very excited about coming from Brazil for the party. Unfortunately he never did.
I miss him very very much.
My son met him and did spend sometime with him, it was and still a must to take my son to Brazil at least once a year to spend time with my family. I am glad I did that. Z told me one day that he remembers his "vovo", grandpa in portuguese, because Vovo was his family and loved him very very much. Z is right, my Dad loved him like no other one.

saudade |souˈdädə|nouna feeling of longing, melancholy, or nostalgia that is supposedly characteristic of the Portuguese or Brazilian temperament.ORIGIN Portuguese.



  1. It is a good word. So sad to lose a parent and so lovely that your son has a beautiful memory of him.

  2. Beautifully said- I'm so sorry for your loss but finding a ray of happiness in your photo.

  3. this is so beautiful Valeria. I love the font you used for the word...I'm sorry you are sad today. But thank you for sharing this warm photo it with us.

  4. Thinking of sorry for your loss and sadness.


  5. Hi dear Valeria :) would love to have you on my Postcard Swap. if you're still interested, please send me your home address to aeugenio{at}sapo{dot}pt :) the submission to this card party ends next Monday. lamento a perda querida. que bom que seu filho lembra o avô. são memórias mágicas, com certeza. além da troca de postais, tenciono enviar um postal a todas as participantes, o seu pode ir em português :) xoxo

  6. Sweet remembrances, Valeria. My father has been gone 5 years now. He left an emptiness in my heart that will never be filled. Hoping for smiles at the memories. God bless.

  7. I love this word - aftering learning when I lived in Rio I still find myself using it. No other words seem to fit at times.

  8. Aww, chica sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing that special word and photo with us!


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