Beautifully filmed for The Dicionary of Obscure Sorrows.
sonder – n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own.
I started thinking about and contemplating the complexity of the mind and experiences of bypassers and strangers when I was very young. But instead of it being a reason for sorrow, it has been an inspiration to talk to strangers, to photograph, to learn. Every person has something significant to share and tell, and for me that is one of the main things that make this world so utterly and unpredictably beautiful.
Now, where’s my violin when I need it?