Today was a bit of a non-starter. I just didn’t feel the urge to create something new and wonderful.

Instead, I was struck with a sense of saudade.

There is no word like it in the English language. It’s a Portuguese word which means:

“The feeling of longing for something or someone that you love and which is lost.”

Do you ever get a memory of a food that you’ve eaten before? It could have been as a child or even just earlier that day. And all you can think is “Damn, I wish I had that right now!”.

That is what I have been feeling.

Damn, I miss that sandwich.

I’ve been trying to think of a word which will perfectly encapsulate what it is that I’m trying to get across but words seem to fail me. I tried foodstalgia (I’m not a fan of portmanteau), gastronomic heartache (which sounds like something Jane Eyre’s chef would say). I just can’t come up with the word.

Is there already a word? I’m dying to know!

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