Saudade

Definition:

a deep emotional state of nostalgic or profound melancholic longing for something or someone that one cares for and/or loves. Moreover, it often carries a repressed knowledge that the object of longing might never be had again. It is the recollection of feelings, experiences, places, or events that once brought excitement, pleasure, and well-being, which now trigger the senses and make one experience the pain of separation from those joyous sensations. However it acknowledges that to long for the past would detract from the excitement you feel towards the future.

Went to a wedding this past weekend for a childhood friend. In spite of Fred, the ceremony was beautiful and emotional. The reception was fun, and it feels good to let loose and be in the present. Danced the night away.

At the same time, I kept on being reminded of times long past. It might be because I roomed with my high school friends. It might be because it was near where Ashley and Alex’s wedding was. It might be because I am a sentimental bitch.

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