Saudade (English: , European Portuguese: [sɐwˈðaðɨ], Brazilian Portuguese: [sawˈdad(ʒ)i], Galician: [sawˈðaðɪ]; plural saudades) is a deep emotional state of nostalgic or profound melancholic longing for an absent something or someone that one cares for and/or loves.
When I leave a place I always get really emotional. The first week that I am back home in Rotterdam there is always a strong feeling of longing to go back to the place I left.
Most of the time this happens when I am leaving Poland. It feels like by going away I leave a part of me behind. A lot of my family lives here as well, because my mom is Polish. This means I won’t see them for some time as well. They always help me feel safe and loved even if they don’t show it directly.
It is very draining for me to keep travelling back and forth for this reason but if I don’t I feel even worse.
This project embodies this feeling of longing and the love for this
country and my family.