Sonder

I came across this beautiful word just in the last few weeks. Who knew there was a word to describe so succinctly the complex web of relationships that exist in the world.

Time to ponder the depths and shallows of our existence, pushed by the flow we sometimes get caught in an eddy, forget where we are and mistake or daily motion as forward progress. Too busy with the minutia to take a step back and observe that we’ve been going round in circles. Contrast that with the knowledge that three is no harm in living an ordinary, medium sized life. We all like to aspire to a larger purpose or goal. For me, it’s live in the present, be present for myself and loved ones. Outside of that is the unknown territory — sonder.

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