sonder – 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. (from John Koenig’s The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows)
The word that describes the realization that everyone has a life as intricate as yours. That, just like you are the center of action for your life, the protagonist, so is everyone else for their respective lives.
So let me invite you on my journey. Here you can sneak into my life, my thoughts, and my opinions. You can see my ideas. Not all of it will make sense. Not all of it will be serious. Not all of it will change your life. But perhaps by hopping onto this rollercoaster of life, we can all learn a little from each other.
We can inspire each other. We can compare ideas. We can argue opinions. We can interact.
The point is, let’s try to reach out of our tiny spheres that constrain us to our physical surroundings, and touch each others’ lives.
So, read on for my musings, my opinions on current affairs, my attempts at photography, my idea on fashion, and in general my endeavors at doing better at life.
Oh, and safarnama?
It is an Urdu word meaning travelogue. Hopefully I can physically travel to my hearts content. But, even if that doesn’t happen, we have all heard that life is a journey, right? And that is what this blog is about: my journey through life.