i discovered this new word this week, it's portugese and it is defined by wiki :
"a somewhat melancholic feeling of incompleteness. It is related to think back situations of privation due to the absence of someone or something, to move away from a place or thing, or to the absence of a set of particular and desirable experiences and pleasures once lived".
or defined by kylie:
"missing something or someone. a lot."
i like this word, it sounds so much better than "homesick" or " i miss you/him/her" or even "nostalgia"
and it's multi-purpose to encompass lost love, missing family, missing home or friends or circumstance.
when have you felt the effect of saudades?