Tuesday, February 26, 2013

How Awesome is Your Life?

I feel as though my life is awesome, and I hope yours is too. Sometimes I wonder, so I'm asking, how awesome is your life?


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.

On the BC Ferry from Vancouver to Victoria
With the last Reading Week of my 2nd Undergraduate Degree coming to a close, I stumbled upon this word.  Sonder.  It was actually on a blog I was reading and it really made me realize that everyone's life is amazing.

I felt very fortunate to spend time in Vancouver and Victoria, BC with my roommate's friends from high school. It was amazing to explore these two fine cities and all the excitement they had to offer.  My recent travels made me realize that everyone's stories are unfolding all around us, and at any point in time our lives could cross without either of us even knowing. This concept makes me feel so small, yet has allowed me to appreciate what happens in my life and those I meet, if only for a brief second or a few minutes.

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