Maggie Lenkart

This I Believe: A Daily Realization

Feb 27, 2015
RACHEL LATTIMORE / NPR ILLINOIS | 91.9 UIS

I recently stumbled upon a neat little web series entitled “The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows” by John Koenig. Every short video consists of a newly invented word he explains in depth. One word in particular jumped out at me: sonder.  “sonder,” n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as yours. This feeling has always been something I have taken note of.