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1.15.2014

remembering eleven.






i have admitted to you already that i am a nerd. a super major nerd...i am so aware of it. last january after i broke my foot and wasn't able to do much of anything for a while, the best friend said "watch doctor who!" and i said "i tried, but i didn't really like it." and she said "get through episode four, and you'll be hooked for life." well folks, she was right. after episode four, i just couldn't stop watching. i was taken on a whirlwind of a ride through time and space with a madman in a blue box. the bluest blue. ever. i experienced the emotional roller coaster of meeting and losing friends new and old (if you don't understand fictional characters becoming your best friends, well, i am sad for you. let's talk about it sometime!) changing places and faces. exciting adventures around every corner.




last weekend, i watched the eleventh doctor's days come to an end. he and his companions were my favorites together and to see all of that end, although not real life, still hurt my heart. i hate the sound that goodbyes make. you see, i think we relate to fictional characters just as we would to people in real life. we laugh with them and cry with them. we hurt for them and rejoice with them. we feel as if we know them and have lived life with them for as long as we can remember. and when it is time for them to go, our hearts break. at least, that's how it is for me. i think it says a lot about the storyteller when they can draw you in and captivate you like that. so when it was time for eleven to go, i sat with tears streaming down my face, slightly embarrassed that i was crying this much over a television show, but also painfully aware of all the friendships i have had to let go of and say goodbye to. like i was saying, things like this do touch on the real circumstances in our lives. in some odd way, i think it's one thing that helps us to learn, grow, and move on.




so take all that nerdiness and do with it what you will...but in his final moments, the eleventh doctor spoke these words that i will hold on to because they are oh so true and resonated deeply down in my heart.

"but times change and so must i. we all change. when you think about it, we're all different people 
all through our lives, and that's okay. that's good. you've gotta keep moving so long as you 
remember all the people that you used to be."
- eleven -

15 comments:

Jessica Bain said...

I loved Eleven's speech at end and I definitely lost it when he dropped the bow tie. Too many tears...But I am excited to see how Capaldi is going to do. I liked the few seconds with him so far, haha.

Chelsea Ward said...

Oh goodness...my sister and I were in tears most of that episode! He was a fantastic Doctor! I'm excited for Capaldi tho!

Amy said...

awwww :hugs: friend! I have yet to start watching dr. who (I KNOW I KNOW!) but I've heard such marvelous things about it.
I'm with you - fictional characters become a part of us - I couldn't have said it better myself!

Megan McIlvaine said...

wasn't it the greatest/saddest? it's sad when any of them leave. i'm excited for Capaldi too!

Megan McIlvaine said...

I mean, I feel like I cried for a good 30 minutes. Haha! #embarrassing

Megan McIlvaine said...

YOU MUST WATCH IT! ;) and so glad i'm not the only one!

Megan McIlvaine said...

oh goodness, you've gotta get caught up! :) so true though...i LOVED 10. david tennant was fantastic. i'm always sad to see the doctor go and i never think i'm going to like the new one, but i always have :)

Megan McIlvaine said...

girl, i feel your pain. i got a little teary the other day just thinking about it. i know, so ridiculous ;) i'm excited to see 12's character develop!

Megan McIlvaine said...

i know, best friend, i know. but it's sort of like ripping off a band-aid. you just gotta do it. and then you can grieve the loss. ;) but for real. so finish Chuck and then catch up on Doctor Who because we have to talk about it!

Elizabeth Mayberry said...

.....okay!

Paige Williams said...

I LOVED eleven! He was my favorite doctor. I am really going to miss him :(

Megan McIlvaine said...

girl, the fact that you like doctor who just proves we are meant to be friends ;)

Ech & Will said...

So sad! I haven't watched it yet. I actually haven't finished the latest season yet. I'm trying to draw it out because I'm not ready to say goodbye yet. I was so ready to hate 11 because I loved 10 so much, but he won me over in his first few minutes. I'm super excited for 12. I think he'll be great.

Annie @ Mismatched Simplicity said...

I'm still pretty much in total mourning that eleven is gone. I mean, I'm sure like every other time, I'll end up equally as obsessed with twelve.. but Matt Smith is dynamite. Always happy to stumble upon a fellow Dr. Who lover :] RIP11

Elizabeth Mayberry said...

this is why i am putting off the last season. i cannot bear the thought of losing my favorite companions (amy & rory) and now losing my doctor (who i never thought i could love as much as as David Tennent but the heart has room for more love turns out) ...oh! maybe Bruce and I will buy it... once we finish Chuck