But I guess ultimately what scares me about marriage is where do you find this person? You know a lot of times, most successful relationships, people meet through work, school, mutual friends. But what’s most interesting to me is when people just meet in life, just randomly. You know, I have a friend, he got married, I asked him like “Hey, uh, where’d you meet your wife?” He was like “I was leaving Bed, Bath & Beyond. I was looking for my car - I drive a gray Prius. I saw a different gray Prius, I thought it was mine, I walked up to it, I realized I had the wrong car, but I bumped into Carol, we started talking, that was that”. That’s unbelievable. Think about all the random factors that had to come together to make this one moment possible - this one moment that changed these two people’s entire lives: First off, this guy has to live in this particular town. Then he has to get a gray Prius. Then he has to need to go to Bed, Bath & Beyond. Then he has to go to that particular Bed, Bath & Beyond. Then there has to be another guy who also lives in town, also drives a gray Prius, also needs to go to Bed, Bath & Beyond, also goes to that particular Bed, Bath & Beyond at around the same time. Then they have to both park somewhat near each other, my friend has to leave before the other guy leaves, see the wrong Prius, think it’s his, walk up to it. Then the woman, Carol, needs to be near the wrong gray Prius for a million other random reasons. They bump into each other, they start talking, their entire lives are changed. That’s the most amazing and terrifying thing about life. It is, cause the amazing thing is that at any moment, any one of us can have that moment that totally changes our lives. You could be leaving the show tonight, bump into someone… it could change your life. You don’t know, that could happen. The terrifying thing is… what if we’re all supposed to be at Bed Bath & Beyond right now?

Aziz Ansari, Buried Alive

(Source: psych-facts)

Why do you travel?


Because I just love it.

I love going to the airport, hopping on a plane and flying somewhere new and different from my little corner of the world. I love arriving in a new city, putting my backpack on and trying to find my hostel. I love navigating new unfamiliar streets and seeing famous, historically important places that you learned about in school, or have seen pictures of your whole life.

I love that moment when you’re walking down a street, or walking down a path in the great outdoors, and everything around you is just normal looking, nothing special…and then there’s that moment, when the incredible view that you were looking for (or not looking for) comes up from the horizon and takes your breath away. That moment when you climb up that little hill in Switzerland and all of a sudden you witness the most beautiful landscape you’ve ever seen in your whole life. Or that moment you’re walking in the jungle in Guatemala and there’s howler monkeys and spider monkeys swinging in the trees above you and you turn that corner and all of a sudden there’s this incredible Mayan temple reaching out into the sky. Or that moment when you’re driving through the Sahara Desert and you’ve driven for miles across monotonous flat land, and then all of a sudden you find yourself stopping on the side of the road and a nomadic shepherd starts a fire and brews you some mint tea that you share with him under a tree, surrounded by his goats. Or that moment when you’re driving down a boring street and all of a sudden a gorgeous coastline presents itself and you’re just blown away. Or that moment when you’re walking down a normal looking street in Paris and all of a sudden, in between two buildings you catch your first glimpse of the Eiffel Tower. Or that moment when you’re lost in Rome and you have no idea where you are, and all of a sudden you find yourself on top of a hill with a panoramic, picturesque view of the city that compeletely overwhelms you and you just sit there and take it all in…

I have one short life and I want to see as much of this big, beautiful, culturally diverse world as I can.