(Doctor Who) Vincent - Chances..
This was such a moving episode of Doctor Who, even if you don’t watch the show, it’s worth checking out. I was talking to someone about the passing of Robin Williams and this person was saying it was too bad that Williams didn’t know how much he was appreciated by others when he left.
And I don’t know, I think even if he did know it’s sometimes not enough to quiet the demons inside of others. Those voices are pretty powerful forces and can cancel out a thousand compliments.
The writer of this episode really captured that. Vincent Van Gogh never sold a painting in his life time. He had no idea what impact his art had on this world. In this episode, it imagines the Doctor and Amy giving him the gift of seeing an exhibit of his work in the future and what impact his art had on the rest of the world.
At the end of the episode, Amy is excited to go back to the exhibit, thinking that they changed history and there would be a ton more artwork from him because he didn’t commit suicide. When they return to the museum, nothing has changed. Van Gogh still committed suicide.
The Doctor comforted Amy by saying that every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but the bad things don’t necessarily spoil the good things or make them unimportant. And that they added to his pile of good things.
So, maybe today try to add to someone’s pile of good things. Be kind. If there is only one thing you do in this world, do that. You may not be the solution to all of their problems, but see if you can bring a little joy to this world.
It’s like we’ve only just began, but suddenly we’re through
One’s hour is over now, the clock is striking Two
I know that it will break your hearts, but it is how it has to be
Two’s hour is over now, the clock is striking Three
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Eight’s TARDIS can display all sorts of things on the ceiling of its control room, and if you still don’t think it’s the best TARDIS ever,
you’re wrongI kindly disagree with your opinion.
I’m pretty sure one of the first things he did once Charley was on board was to show her how the Earth looked like from space. [/headcanon]
the best TARDIS ever
I have these prints that I did with Neil Gaiman available at my signing in Chicago C2E2 this Friday-Sunday. & here is the kickstarter of my new BOOK of art: MUSE. I hope you will reserve your book here. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/337503446/david-mack-muse-life-drawings-2012-2014 And thank you for all the love & response to my work on the #CaptainAmericaTheWInterSoldier film credit sequence that I made w @Sarofsky! I’m grateful, and I hope you enjoy the film!
11x17 print of this Neil Gaiman Poem collaboration- available here!
The other prints have sold out, and @neverwear is offering this here:
Neil Gaiman reading and discussing the origin of the poem and collaboration here:
A PORTION OF EACH PRINT PRICE WILL GO TO BENEFIT THE GAIMAN FOUNDATION.
here is the entire text of the beautiful poem Neil composed:
I will write in words of fire.
I will write them on your skin.
I will write about desire.
Write beginnings, write of sin.
You’re the book I love the best,
your skin only holds my truth,
you will be a palimpsest
lines of age rewriting youth.
You will not burn upon the pyre.
Or be buried on the shelf.
You’re my letter to desire:
And you’ll never read yourself
I will trace each word and comma
As the final dusk descends,
You’re my tale of dreams and drama,
Let us find out how it ends.