Issue Theme — ‘Sonder’

“It’s strange, I’m around all these people, yet I have never felt more alone… but also I have never felt more alive.”

For many of us, this existential feeling has not gone away even though the world continues somewhat crowdless. Perhaps this confrontation with social isolation is familiar to some, perhaps it is something that comes alive when we’re in a specific space, or state of mind, wading through this tangle that is life.

Postmarked invites you to compose a postcard pondering sonder—a spontaneous moment of realization that each passerby is living a life as vivid, complex, and precious as your own. Like the typical postcard, one side will showcase an image and the other side written text—both curated by you. Ultimately, these postcards will be shared with a community that continues to dissolve and expand the boundaries of their disciplines. No matter how simple or intricate, melancholic or pleasant, hilarious or mundane, we look forward to reading your account of sonder.

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