the perks tunnel

“I am here and I am looking at her. And she is so beautiful. I can see it. This one moment where you know you’re not a sad story. You are alive. And as you stand up and see the lights on the buildings and everything that makes you wonder. And you are listening to that song on that drive with the people you love most in this world. And in this moment, I swear, we are infinite.”
-Perks Of Being A Wallflower

Me (An Astronomy Nerd) in Astrophysics...

Student (type unknown): “Have you heard of Portal?”

Teacher (XSTP): *perks up* “Like quantum tunneling?”

Me (INTJ): *hoping I’m about to overhear an interesting conversation about quantum tunneling and maybe better understand a really strange concept*

Student: *confused* “No… like the video game.”

Teacher(XSTP): *looks less interested* “Oh, no, I haven’t.”

Me (INTJ): *is sad and stops listening*

This one moment when you know you’re not a sad story. You are alive. And you stand up and see the lights on the buildings and everything that makes you wonder. And you’re listening to that song, and that drive with the people who you love most in this world. And in this moment, I swear, we are infinite.
—  Perks of Being a Wallflower