Sonder

My favourite word in the whole world is Sonder.

It’s pretty. It sounds nice and it has a beautiful meaning. (It’s also the name of a wine bar in my neighbourhood but that’s irrelevant!)

So ….. Sonder means:

“The realisation that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own”

It’s word that came about through The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, a genius publication that manages to articulate a vast array of human emotions and observations and put a word to them.

I love this one the most because when you feel it, it is overwhelming. How can 7 billion people (and the countless trillions that went before them) be as complicated as me?

It’s a lovely reminder that this is not The Truman Show, you are not all starring in a mini series about my life. I am little and we are all precious.

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