Can we just remember, River just lost two of the three people she trusts in this universe. She never got to say goodbye to her father, and she could only kiss her mothers hand goodbye because someone had to watch that angel. The Doctor breaks down, he screams and cries and rages all the while his wife stands composed, thrashing internally with a white hot anger. But she is the Doctors anchor and his rudder. If he wont help himself then she must do it for him. From the very beginning to the end of her life, River has silently sacrificed herself, either physically or emotionally, for those around her. River may have the feistiness of her mother but she has inherited the great burden of compassion from her father.
They leave. Because they should. Or they find someone else. And some of them…some of them forget me. I suppose in the end… they break my heart.
Some left me, some got left behind and some…not many but some, died.
Yeah, I talk to people. Women. Talk to them ‘cause I can’t talk to you.
The Taming of Smeagol
36” x 48”
Oil on panel
The relationship of Frodo and Gollum, the most psychological and symbolic in “The Lord of the Rings”, reveals a dark labyrinth of choices and split personalities. On the surface Gollum shows what Frodo could become should he succumb to the ring’s powerful temptations, but by sparing Gollum and mastering his own temptations, Frodo chooses his own salvation, both body and soul. This painting echoes Judas’ cruel and tender kiss, identifying the savior, since ultimately and unexpectedly, Frodo’s conflicted mercy leads to the unwilling sacrifice of Smeagol, which heals all Middle-earth.
Amy: We’re such tiny parts of your life, aren’t we?
The Doctor: Amy, you are enormous parts of my life. And you are all I ever remember.
“Bitch” - Portrait of Aaron Paul / Jesse Pinkman by Sam Spratt
via Sam Spratt
Rose (Little Red Riding Hood), wandering the forest looking for a wolf. Not knowing how connected they truly are to each other.
Martha (Dorothy from Oz), transported away in a building in a storm. Returned home to her family. Having seen the Wizard for who he truly is.
Donna (Alice in Wonderland), tumbled into another world. Refusing to hold her tongue. But it was probably all a dream anyways.
Amy (Wendy Darling), flew away with her imaginary friend. Not wanting to face the next day. Not wanting to grow up.
◊ Wesley Wyndam-Pryce.
“What happened to you man?” “I had my throat cut and all my friends abandoned me”