Wednesday, January 22, 2014

English 101: A word worth knowing



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.

What a beautiful word.  What a beautiful world.
So now that you know it, what will your appearance be?  Will you be the type that gives a good vibe as the "random passerby" passes by?  Will you be the stranger that lets him or her into your traffic lane?  Will you be the one overheard saying kind words of others when you least expect to be overheard?

The word exists because the reality of the word exists.  Now that you realize this definition, you, too have experience sonder.  How will it affect you?

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