Hiraeth, (pronounced here-eyeth], is a Welsh word that has no direct English translation. The University of Wales, Lampeter attempts to define it as homesickness tinged with grief or sadness over the lost or departed. It is a mix of longing, yearning, nostalgia, wistfulness, or an earnest desire for the Wales of the past. – Wikipedia
Hiraeth is a longing for one’s homeland, but it’s not mere homesickness. It’s an expression of the bond one feels with one’s home country when one is away from it. – Urban Dictionary
And this ‘Wishful Thinker’ has never left her homeland, Australia, and believes she never will.
The bonds of love bind too tightly; the fear of loss is far too great to risk losing something so infinitely precious.
This first part of my collection contains thoughts and scenes that are dear to my heart and soul.