Have you ever heard of the word “sonder” : sonder – n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own
Here is a lovely video that beautifully explains it.
I often think of this and look around and wonder about the life of people I pass by. Well this afternoon as I walked along the beach front on my daily exercise walk I noticed this huge canvas attached between 2 trees. Then I realised it was a painting.I just had to wander over and have a chat. Wayne was taking “plein aire” to a whole new level. The canvas was from Bunnings, just $20 he told me, painting on a budget. He loved getting out into the open air to paint. Of course now it is Autumn the weather is perfect. His themes are life’s journeys. Can you see the humpback whale is morphing into the ocean and the reds and purples represent Mount Warning the extinct volcano not far from here.
Time to move on as I wanted to be round at Pelican Lake in time for the sunset.
It was such a pretty cloud formation and the sun was just reaching the horizon. I wasn’t the only person at the park.I noticed this man obviously meditating and I wondered about his life story, but didn’t interrupt him.
It was golden hour and looking back at these trees they were bathed in a soft pink glow.A canoeist powered his way to the shore then he to sat in his canoe watching the sun set. I am an avid people watcher and often talk to strangers. People do have such interesting stories to share. I think that is also one of the fascinations about WordPress, we all share in each others stories and I love the community spirit that develops as we comment and like each others posts.
Now it is Autumn and the weather is so beautiful, my favourite time of the year, I have made the commitment to walk around the block, that includes down to the beach, at least 4-5 times a week. So as this is my first week of the new regime I would like to share this walk with “Restless Jo” and her group of world-wide walkers. Jo has a lovely gentle walk this week exploring the past of a delightful fishing village in the Algarve.