Why would Ten “save” River to the harddrive in the first place, if not to bring her back? You think River would ever be cool with hanging out for the rest of eternity in the Matrix? Its just such a silly way for her to spend her twilight years. She’s wasting away in there.
She was saved for a reason. I’ll bet you all, ten, twenty years down the line, the Doctor will get into some fix, the universe will try to implode,
“Archimedes said, “Give me a fulcrum and I will move the Earth”; but there isn’t one. It is like betting on the future of the human race — I might wish to lay a bet that the human race would destroy itself by the year 2000, but there is nowhere to place the bet. On the contrary, I am involved in the world and must try to see that it does not blow itself to pieces. I once had a terrible argument with Margaret Mead. She was holding forth one evening on the absolute horror of the atomic bomb, and how everybody should spring into action and abolish it, but she was getting so furious about it that I said to her: “You scare me because I think you are the kind of person who will push the button in order to get rid of the other people who were going to push it first.” So she told me that I had no love for my future generations, that I had no responsibility for my children, and that I was a phony swami who believed in retreating from facts. But I maintained my position. As Robert Oppenheimer said a short while before he died, “It is perfectly obvious that the whole world is going to hell. The only possible chance that it might not is that we do not attempt to prevent it from doing so.” You see, many of the troubles going on in the world right now are being supervised by people with very good intentions whose attempts are to keep things in order, to clean things up, to forbid this, and to prevent that. The more we try to put everything to rights, the more we make fantastic messes. Maybe that is the way it has got to be. Maybe I should not say anything at all about the folly of trying to put things to right but simply, on the principle of Blake, let the fool persist in his folly so that he will become wise.”—
Play to Live : Lectures of Alan Watts (1982)
the road to hell is paved with good intentions, the intentions particularly of those who have elevated themselves to self identified omniscience that allows their opinion and efforts to be such that they should guide the opinions and efforts of everyone else
You are the canvas upon which my scripture is splayed. Ink blotted with blackened hands, I’ve written of you in the air around me. My world is brimming with your prose. I can’t breathe without swallowing your prologue. You are fiction and you are memoir, and you’re swinging a pendulum between…
one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever read <3
“You mustn’t be afraid of the dark,” he said, gently grasping my arm and making me shudder. “Night is purer than day; it is better for thinking and loving and dreaming. At night everything is more intense, more true. The echo of words that have been spoken during the day takes on a whole new and deeper meaning. The tragedy of man is that he doesn’t know how to distinguish between day and night. He says things at night that should only be said by day.”—