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!