In his book, Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, John Koenig coins and defines the word Sonder as:
" 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 find that not sorrowful at all but, inspiring and humbling. - Melissa de la Fuente
Sonder is a hand-carved and hand built brass pendant with a multitude of tiny folks arm in arm at the bottom, soaking in the rays of the sun. Sonder comes on a 20” gold filled paper clip chain and has one 6mm blue/green moissanite.
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