I don’t understand people who get uppity about new and unusual names. Yeah, her name is Startasia, so? It sounds nice. Some guy pulled your shitty name out of his ass 500 years ago and that somehow makes it superior, Karen?
“Listeners, I do not know everything about Carlos, and he does not tell me everything. That is… ok. We are not one person. How lonely that would be! A couple who has made themselves one so completely that they are once again alone.
We are two people, separate, unique, and joined only where we choose to join.
I don’t know what is his affiliation truly with the University of What It Is, perhaps I will never know. But, I can know about the taste of food he has made me. Or the feeling of his hand in mine. Or the absences of his hand not in mine. I can feel the distance between us, and I can know that that distance, viewed properly, is no distance at all.”—Welcome to Night Vale, Episode 55, “The University of What It Is” (via ironreavers)
“I’m the lay over you took when you were making your way back home. The warmth you sought in a foreign landscape to ease the chill in your bones. Never mistake a tourist for a local, and never lend them something so big as your hope. Before you know it they’ll be on a plane back home circled in more familiar comfort, and you’ll be left wondering why they didn’t consider staying another night.”—