As we get older-as we leave home-we form for ourselves an independent identity, no longer impressed upon by families. We take the last shape they crafted, a partially chiseled stone sculpture, and we are left to try and finish the work ourselves. Hopefully they have provided good tools. Hopefully the world teaches us how to better use them. And for the rest of our lives we are gently hammering away at the curves and crevasses of the great masterpiece that are our lives. Sometimes, as we work, we become less recognizable to the families who first shaped us.
— Welcome to Night Vale, Episode 99-Michigan