And he said, “Well,”
Actually, I– I recorded the whole conversation. Of course. Because I’m never without my microphone.
“Cecil? I was thinking about the series of ongoing actions that we perceive as the present, and the amassing of memories that we treat as the living record of the past and the hopes and dreams and assumptions that we project as the future. I was thinking about time. And about how it means something to so many people, and about how it’s so finite, and also so infinite.
I was also thinking about space. About how it is nothing, and then, a point which is just a single spot within the nothing, and a line which separates the nothing into two nothings, and how a plane is a patch of nothing and an angle just where two nothings meet, but all those things combined, with an object of points, lines, planes, and angles, an object with length and width and depth that can take up actual space. Until that object becomes something made of nothing – within nothing.
An object can be a wall, a floor, a roof, a bed, a table, a dog, a door, a rug, a…a home.
And then, I thought about how a home is just a group of objects connected by a shared personal experience of time – our past, our present, our assumed future. A home is…I mean, uh, scientifically speaking, speaking form the point of view of mere facts and logic, and um…hmm. You know, what with science, and all…uhhh, I– I– I just thought it was…time for us to…make a home together.”
And I said “Yes! Yes! That would be, well, that would be neat!”
"But somewhere else, OK? A duplex, or an apartment…I don’t think a condo."
And he said, “No, not a condo.”
And then he said…
Listen…he thinks I shouldn’t tell you everything, that…I should leave a little something there that belongs just to us.
Welcome to Night Vale.
Episode 31.5 - Condos (Live in Brooklyn, official release).
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