ATTN All Whovians: It is NOT the same car!

I have heard much speculation as to the car that almost ran down Clara’s future father as being the same one that hit Rose’s Father in Father’s Day. This is false, See attached pic.

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: ILLUMINATION

illumination

Daily Prompt: Quote

Writing Assignment: Do you have a favourite quote that you return to again and again? What is it, and why does it move you?

Since I was a poet long before I was anything else of substance (I wrote my first poem at age 7) words mean a lot to me. Words are powerful. I have written many poems about words but today TPTB (the powers that be) are asking for a quote and although many come to mind the one that I seem to re-visit over and over in the past 30+ years is by Henry David Thoreau:

I am the different drummer.(inclusified version)

I remember the first time I read that quote, I was 27 and I was in a diaconate programme and the Reverend was displeased with something I was doing in my personal life outside the ministry and so during a lesson some papers were being handed out and along with my paper I was also handed that quote on a piece of paper with a picture of what looked like a little drummer child walking away from a crowd. It was the Reverend’s way of telling me her unsolicited (personal) opinion but I took it as a sign and left the programme. Kind of stupid you might think but really it was the best thing I ever did because I could have never survived with any group who chastised people from being who they really are and in the same way “The Doctor” says he’s “A Madman With A Box”, I am definitely “The Different Drummer”. Heh, that has even, over the years, been a by-line I have used.

Wouldn’t it be great if everyone would just encourage each other to just simply be themselves, to march/dance/run to their own BOOM BOOM out of acceptance of diversity, not exclusion due to it.

EOT

Going Out With A Bang

Words can’t express the year I’ve had and I’m not sure I could make anyone understand even if I attempted. This weekend was a perfect (note sarcasm) end to it. I’m not sure about anything any more except that I just want this day over.

 

Christmas Post #5: Mr Bean’s Nativity Adventure

Daily Prompt: Mix-Tape 12-11-12

Put together a a musical playlist of songs that describe your life, including what you hope your future entails. 

Odd that the day I came back online having decided my new post would be about the songs I feel

deepest in my soul that the daily mixtape2prompt would be as such.   GMTA? Perhaps..

So what I will do is combine the two ideas and put all the songs that at some point really
touched me and you can be sure if it’s on the playlist, I’ve felt it, (some songs deeper than
was comfortable)   So without further adieu:
**actually there was much further adieu since this is now 2 days late due to connectivity issues.
So NOW…

Daily Prompt: 11/5/2012

Let’s begin by establishing a few facts:

1) most people want to do what’s right.
2) most people need or want something to believe in.
3) just about everyone loves a hero.

If you’re reading this you probably already know the assignment is to justify the existence of your favourite person, place or thing.

My favourite thing/persona is Doctor Who. Doctor Who is a television show made in the UK by the British Broadcasting Association aka the BBC. It’s science fiction and it’s been on since 1963. I think the reason why this programme has endured (as well as been endeared in the hearts of adults and children) for so long is because whether it’s 1963 or 2012 people want something to believe in, people love a hero, and people want to see the right thing being done.

The Doctor is just one man, he is alone, the last of his race (alien). Although his people vowed not to interfere with other cultures, he just can’t help himself from running to the rescue of people who need help and his favourite planet is, of course, Earth. I’ve watched doctor Who for 25 years that’s about half of his 11 incarnations (he’s a Timelord, they don’t die they regenerate into a new body).

No matter how many actors play the role of the Doctor I don’t get bothered by the change. You see, I love the show because it’s about achieving the greater good, doing the right thing, and really isn’t that all anyone of us aspires to do?

You can view clips on the show on YouTube. I highly recommend it!

Daily Prompt: Invent a holiday!

Assignment: Invent a holiday!  Explain how and why everyone should celebrate.

 

If I were to invent a new holiday it would be called “shoe day”.  Every year on shoe day people all over the world would celebrate the diversity of this big blue marble we all live upon. It would be a holiday when all of humanity would open their minds to how others feel, what others might be going through, and especially how it would feel to “walk in someone else’s shoes”.

This holiday would be a good exercise in compassion & empathy. Employers/Companies would be encouraged to give their employees the day off to rest and contemplate the world around them.

It’s a big world and life can be all too fast paced. Think about it. When is the last time you stopped and took the time to think about how someone who was born with a birth defect, has a speech impediment, someone whose lost their job because their company closed down, a child who was suddenly orphaned, a person who is denied being able to say goodbye to their dying loved one might feel? Maybe to have a day of solemn contemplation would help people to be less judgemental.

Shoe Day – A Day of Worldwide Empathy and Contemplation.”

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