Sonder | The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

John Koenig, Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week, Jun 12, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

This is both the triumph and deep sadness of life: "sonder - n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own." From The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. "When your life moves on to the next scene, theirs flickers in place, wrapped in a cloud of backstory and inside jokes and characters strung together with countless other stories you'll never be able to see. That you'll never know exists."

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