“The famous saudade of the Portuguese is a vague and constant desire for something that does not and probably cannot exist, for something other than the present, a turning towards the past or towards the future; not an active discontent or poignant sadness but an indolent dreaming wistfulness.”  – From the 1912 book In Portugal, by A. F. G. Bell.

O dia da saudade (The Day of Saudade) is celebrated in Brazil on January 30.



na solidão na penumbra do amanhecer.
Via você na noite, nas estrelas, nos planetas,
nos mares, no brilho do sol e no anoitecer.

Via você no ontem , no hoje, no amanhã…
Mas não via você no momento.

Que saudade…

Mario Quintana

Album cover for Jackson Conti's "Sujinho," featuring Madlib in saudade-mode.

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