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Sonder

Sonder (n.) the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own. It breaks my heart to see old people along the streets asking for money, where they could have been at home with their families or exploring the world, enjoying life in general. It’s sad how it has been a search for gold, rather than a golden moment. I have always seen this woman in deep thought and it made me curious of the things going on her mind. As I gave her a little amount and held her hand, I saw genuine happiness which I will never forget.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Iloilo City, Philippines
Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Copyright: © Dannielle Divine Tirado