Homesickness is a constant state of my being.
Word of the Week
Saudade: (saow•da•gee) noun. Untranslatable Portuguese word conveying nostalgia and longing for anyone, anywhere, or anything that is far away, unobtainable, or a part of a past.
Side note: This is more of a feeling, and the feeling went unrecognized until I had the word saudade to put with it. THANK YOU PORTUGUESE. (Also, obviously, the pronunciation is Brazilian…because…Brazil has my heart.)
Extra side note: This is probably my favorite word that I’ve ever learned…except for maybe 60 in French. soixante. mmmmmm yes.
“Do something every day that makes you hate where you live just a little less.”
How smoothies have started to solve my problems.
What does one do with a visitor in a remote village?
To all my teacher friends, thank you…now go home and take a break!
I never once questioned what life would be like to not have running water…now it’s my students’ reality.