Bow Ties, A Blue Police Phone Box, and a Silly Man Named The Doctor
January 25, 2013
Time is a lot like falling backwards. We can see the past like we’re looking forward at it, but the future is rushing towards us with our backs turned—as if we’ve stepped backwards off of a diving board. The air rushes past us as we fall faster towards the water. We can see the sky above us and our past as we fall further away from it. The water’s surface, which we fall towards, rises closer and closer even though we know not how far away the surface truly is.
Time seems to sneak up on us for sure. Rather than the future being ahead of us, maybe it’s behind us, so what we see is our past in all its clarity and with our backs turned we can’t get a view of what is to come.
Now, this view of time is probably completely different than the good Doctor’s view of time. You may ask the question, Doctor Who? And I would have to say, exactly! He has an interesting view of time, one where it flows backwards, forwards, and all other directions of "–wards" you can think of. But did you ever think of when he transforms from one doctor to the next, like that time when David Tennant’s doctor became Matt Smith’s doctor? I do.
Now, in the spirit of thinking about time, how it flows, the Doctor, and it being the new year, I want to make an awesome New Year’s Resolution. I resolve to be more like the Doctor.
- Bow ties are cool. I actually already follow this creed. Bow ties are cool, and if you don’t know how to tie one, this resource may be of help to you. It helped me learn how to tie one 20 minutes before a school dance.
- Keep calm. I’m the Doctor (sort of). It’s one thing to not care about anything. It’s another thing entirely to go about life in a fascinated, interested manner. This is more of a resolution to change my own attitude, because I know that’s what shapes my actions. If I keep myself calm and open to the world, the world won’t seem so intimidating (or I can at least pretend it isn’t).
- Last but not least, I resolve to travel through time and space in my own blue box that’s bigger on the inside than it is on the outside. In other words, I resolve to read! My imagination zone (plus a cardboard box painted blue) is a whole lot bigger than the space of my head and, while this is corny to say, each book will take me to a new time and place. I want to read more now that I’m finally out of school. Whoot! My one advantage is that I can return to any time and place I want later on.
If I can accomplish all of this, then 2013 may just be the most interesting year yet!