This unique Portugese word has no English equivalent, it is used to describe a sense of melancholy or deep longing for an absent something or someone that you love. Nostalgia is the closest definition in English, though saudade is a more intense emotion. I was born and lived in Fiji until I was four years old before migrating to New Zealand. So naturally I feel that both places are my home and I experience saudade when I am gone too long from either place.
Populated by family, friends and places, I will explore what makes up my life here in NZ and Fiji to see that home is not a physical place but something we create within ourselves and carry everywhere with us.