Doctor Who Wednesdays #51

“Do you know why people get together at Christmas? Because every time they do it might be the last time. Every Christmas is last Christmas.”

— Danny Pink, 

I know, I know, this is a bit of a sad quote for Christmas. But I also think that it’s a beautiful quote and I love the sentiment behind it. Christmas is a time where Family and Friends get together and enjoy each other’s company. Gifts are exchanged, but more importantly, love is exchanged. Whether we tell each other through the year or only once a year, at Christmas we remember to love each other. 

Christmas can also be a time of conflict, as friction often develops when Families come together, but people come together anyways. Because that is what you do on Christmas, you spend time with those you love. Even if those same people you might not always like as much as you could.

Sometimes though families don’t get together at Christmas. Sometimes busy lives get in the way. Sometimes distance. Sometimes the issues seem to big to overcome. But here’s the thing, if every Christmas is last Christmas, that means that some Christmases are also first Christmas. First Christmas without… 

So call that family member you haven’t spoke to in years. Resolve that conflict that’s been going on too long. Sure, you can’t guarantee that the other person will respond positively. But at least you’ll have tried. You’ll have taken the first step. And maybe you won’t have to regret a last Christmas spent apart. Maybe you’ll make a new memory to cherish and remember for years to come.

I’ve experienced Christmases that involve conflict, anger, frustration and tears. But there has also been love. Lots of love. And here’s the thing, the love far outweighs the conflict. And I wouldn’t trade that for anything. 

Merry Christmas,

Megra12

Doctor Who Wednesdays #10

“The star whale didn’t come like a miracle all those years ago. It volunteered. You didn’t have to trap it or torture it. That was all just you. It came because it couldn’t stand to watch your children cry. What if you were really old and really kind and alone – your whole race dead, no future. What could you do then? If you were that old and that kind, and the very last of your kind, you couldn’t just stand there and watch children cry.”

— Amy Pond, The Beast Below

This was one of the first episodes with Amy and the Eleventh Doctor. It was also one of the first episodes with the Eleventh Doctor. I love what this quotes says about The Doctor, and is Regeneration in particular. I also like how it sets up Amy’s character and the insight she already has into The Doctor. I liked this quote the first time I heard. I liked it even more after I watched the Fiftieth anniversary episode. In retrospect, this quote sets up the events of the Fiftieth so well.

Megra12