Hiraeth

Challenge #25 of the 26 by 26 challenge was:

Lookup the meaning of β€œhiraeth” and take a photo of it.
– Bryan Schutmaat

Wikipedia says: Hiraeth 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.

I hope I have captured some ‘hiraeth’ in this photo

 

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This picture was selected as one of Molly’s top 5 for the week: This is a striking image, the white background is the perfect frame to the fiery cascades of her hair which flow out like emotions from her mind which is exactly what this image is meant to represent. The title of the piece is Hiraeth, a Welsh word with no direct English translation but is about longing, grief and sadness. I think Rebel captured the essence of the word perfectly.