“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.”
–Welcome to Night Vale, “The University of What It Is.”
My Spouse and I often listen to music or podcasts together, and Welcome to Night Vale holds a special place in both our Hearts. That quote is something he sometimes says to me, a reminder that we’re two separate people.
That’s been the ongoing theme of this month of writing for the Dreamer, to not lose myself in him, that we are not one person.
I didn’t begin writing with this theme in mind, it simply came up along the way–like when I wrote for the Madman, and the theme that eventually evolved was on not being broken by him.
Thank you, Beloved, for helping me put my thoughts on paper.