Word of the Day – Sonder


“Word of the Day,” is a new type of post. One that will be sprinkled about the blog from time to time.

Although it isn’t a real word it has a beautiful and inspiring definition.


n. the realization 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.

I have a story, and so do you. Keep that in mind when you rub someone’s elbow on the street, tip your valet, or see a family smiling and laughing in the park. Everyone has a story.