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sonder


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.

—John Koenig, The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

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The City Dark (2012)


A search for night on a planet that never sleeps… The City Dark documentary poses the question: “What do we lose, when we lose the night?” After moving from Maine to New York City, Ian Cheney discovers an urban sky devoid of stars. This propels him on a quest to understand how light pollution affects people and the planet.

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