- homesickness for a home to which you cannot return, a home which maybe never was; the nostalgia, the yearning, the grief for the lost places of your past.
- longing for one’s homeland, but not mere homesickness. It’s an expression of the bond one feels with one’s home country when one is away from it.
“I, too, know what hiraeth means. To me, it is a longing for a feeling that may not truly exist, a misty blend of nostalgia and dream, and for a place that invokes this elusive feeling.”
Steve, Ohio, USA.
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