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Sonder

Sonder

𝐬𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫
𝓃. the realisation that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own – populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness – an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk.

Coined by John Koenig in @thedictionaryofobscuresorrows, this word is a great reminder that everyone has a story. You can never know in entirety what someone else is going through and their narrative, just as they do not know yours.

Live with compassion, empathy and kindness, moon lovers 🌙

Xoxo,
Michelle