What a Time to Be Alive // thoughts of hope for a helpless generation

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The Sarcastic Elf

Do you know what hiraeth means?

It’s a longing, a desperate search for a place that doesn’t exist anymore, and maybe never did. When I was young, I felt it for the worlds between pages I held so dear – Narnia, Middle-Earth, the Ashtown estate. When I was older, I felt it for my worlds, the places I created but could never see or belong to. Now… my hiraeth is still with me, but it’s changed. Longing has become synonymous with grief, and I long, not for a world of fiction, but for the place my country used to be.

(Don’t panic – this isn’t a political post.)

Last week I sat on my parents’ bed, watching events unfold in my homeland and feeling the weight of a hundred lifetimes settle on my shoulders.

“How can we go back?” I asked.

How can we retake a country when so…

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Published by Hannah Gaudette

Hannah Gaudette is a home-school graduate living in the hills of New England. When she’s not writing or playing with the dogs, it’s a safe bet you can find her with some other animal, like goats. She is the founder of a sustainable agriculture movement called STEWARDSHIP in central Maine. She's a life-enthusiast and advocate for food allergy awareness, youth ministry, and service dogs.

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