He’s like fire and ice and rage. He’s like the night and the storm in the heart of the sun. He’s ancient and forever. He burns at the centre of time and can see the turn of the universe and… he’s wonderful.
#this is probably the most gorgeous gif rendition of this quote#that I have seen so far #but I stared at it for a long time#trying to decide whether I thought Nine and Ten ought to be switched#I mean obviously this isn’t a prescriptive quote #referring to these three Doctors#but if we’re going to characterize them in these terms then yes #Eleven is ice#pretty to look at but cool to the touch#detached and (intentionally) separated from people so that he can’t get hurt#and terrifyingly unforgiving when pushed to his limit#but Nine is more fire than rage #he’s hurt and angry and broken at first#but in the end that ebbs away into love #Ten though #Ten is rage#it’s right there just under the surface from the very beginning#when he turns on a dime from laughing and smiling#to bringing a government down with six words #and that’s when he’s still happy#before the universe has started stripping away everyone and everything he loves#and everything he loses #just brings the rage a little closer to the surface#makes him a bit more unpredictable #and a lot more dangerous (via)
"I saw this elderly gentleman dining by himself, with an old picture of a lady in front of him. I though maybe I could brighten his day by talking to him.
As I had assumed, she was his wife. But I didn’t expect such an interesting story. They met when they were both 17. They dated briefly, then lost contact when he went to war and her family moved. But he said he thought about her the entire war. After his return, he decided to look for her. He searched for her for 10 years and never dated anyone. People told him he was crazy, to which he replied “I am. Crazy in love”. On a trip to California, he went to a barber shop. He told the barber how he had been searching for a girl for ten years. The barber went to his phone and called his daughter in. It was her! She had also been searching for him and never dated either.
He proposed immediately and they were married for 55 years before her death 5 years ago. He still celebrates her birthday and their anniversary. He takes her picture with him everywhere and kisses her goodnight.
Some inspiring things he said;
"I was a very rich man. Not with money, but with love"
"I never had a single argument with my wife, but we had lots of debates"
"People are like candles. At any moment a breeze can blow it out, so enjoy the light while you have it."
"Tell your wife that you love her everyday. And be sure to ask her, have I told you that I love you lately?"
Be sure to talk to the elderly. Especially strangers. You may think that you will brighten their day, but you may be surprised that they can actually brighten yours.”