who is sonder for?

dear friends,
while recording a podcast episode together,
my friend matthew carey posed a very interesting question.
he asked me how we may practice sonder with those who are closest to us.

as you know,
sonder is "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."

it never occurred to me
it may be even more important to practice this concept with those
who are intertwined in our journeys and stories on an everyday basis.
to realize,
that even those who we feel we know so well,
are experiencing and living a life
on a level we will never know.
that we can never truly know everything about someone,
and that we must always seek to ask questions, hold space, and support.

it made me think,
sonder is for everyone,
especially for those we know and love most.

wander the path of wonder

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Priya Mahendra