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Surrounded by Lives

Visiting New York always jolts me. I become super conscious of all the lives unfolding around me, and though they’re all different from mine, I feel a universality with my fellow people. After all, many of us are focusing on the same basic goals: staying alive, protecting our families, celebrating milestones, earning a living, building community, and saving the world.  “Sonder” from John Koenig’s The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows captures this awareness of other lives well, and one can’t help letting the imagination wander.

When I took… Continue reading