Metaphysical bedtime conversations with Tom.
Jen: Sorry, I forgot you don’t exist within time.
Tom: (whispered) Neither do you.
Jen: That might be the most attractive thing anyone has ever said to me.
Tom doesn’t believe pasts or futures, only our experience of now, our conceptual reconstructions of past-now, and our projections of possible-now (which can’t ever truly exist, because we’re constantly experiencing ‘now’). Seeing as I’m usually a little high when he gets metaphysical, I still can’t fully take apart his actual thoughts on this. Something about time and the marking of it being an artificial human construction by which we order what exists with or without us. I’ve taken to snarkily apologizing if I mention the past. Or the future. And also delighting in the fact that after 5 months, I still secretly believe he’s a Time Lord. And Tom hates Dr. Who.