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Word Wednesday: Sonder

"Kara had a sonder, a realization that the random woman sitting next to her could have a fascinating life."

On this weeks Word Wednesday, Lindsay has presented the word "Sonder".

Sonder

noun

the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background.


From Minnesota author John Koenig, The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows.


Kara had a sonder, a realization that the random woman sitting next to her could have a fascinating life.


Source:

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/sunday/the-sunday-magazine-for-january-9-2022-1.6307530/what-does-it-mean-to-sonder-author-invents-new-words-that-resonate-during-the-pandemic-1.6321644


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