It’s been a rough week for America. But you know what? We’re strong. we’re resilient. And we’re willing to stand up and say “No. Not here.” I spent my week looking for signs of hope, which were everywhere. My hope inspiration? Doctor Who. So dear readers, here’s some happy and some hope after a rough week. First, the Doctor Geekling in her own Doctor costume.
And now some words of wisdom from the Doctor:
“Failed? No, not really. You see, I know that although the Daleks will create havoc and destruction for millions of years, I know also that out of their evil must come something good.”
“The future pivots around you. Here. Now. So do good. For humanity. And for Earth.”
“My experience is that there is, you know, surprisingly, always hope.”
“The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and…bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don’t necessarily spoil the good things or make them unimportant.”
“I travelled across the world. From the ruins of New York, to the fusion mills of China, right across the radiation pits of Europe. And everywhere I went I saw people just like you, living as slaves! But if Martha Jones became a legend then that’s wrong, because my name isn’t important. There’s someone else. The man who sent me out there, the man who told me to walk the Earth. And his name is the Doctor. He has saved your lives so many times and you never even knew he was there. He never stops. He never stays. He never asks to be thanked. But I’ve seen him, I know him… I love him… And I know what he can do.” “Well…you could do that. Yeah, you could do that. Of course you could! But why? Look at these people, these human beings. Consider their potential! From the day they arrive on the planet, blinking, step into the sun, there is more to see than can ever be seen, more to do than—no, hold on. Sorry, that’s The Lion King. But the point still stands: leave them alone!”
You are all fantastic.
Photo Credits: The BBC; me!