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Month: March, 2015

Sonder: The Realization that Everyone Has a Story

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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 the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

 

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Honoring Terry Pratchett

Sorry I haven’t been posting much lately. School and medical stuff has kept me busy. I had to do a post though for Terry Pratchett, who just died. He brought a lot of wonderful books to the world.

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My personal recommendations are Good Omens, The Long Earth, and the movie Going Postal (based on his book):

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His Discworld books have been recommended to me, though I’ve only read one. If you are interested in reading them, you’ll find this useful:

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RIP, Terry Pratchett, and thanks for the stories.