Monday, April 7, 2014

You were fantastic.

"Do you know like we were saying? About the Earth revolving?
 It's like when you're a kid. The first time they tell you that the world's turning
 and you just can't believe it because everything looks like it's standing still. 
I can feel it. he grabs her hand. The turn of the Earth. The ground beneath our 
feet spinning at a thousand miles an hour. And the entire planet is hurtling
 around the sun at 67,000 thousand miles an hour and I can feel it. We're falling
 through space, you and me. Clinging to the skin of this tiny little world and
 if we let go... drops her hand That's who I am. Now forget me, Rose Tyler."

Somehow going to the marvelous Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff just wasn't enough for me! So, Tiff and I dressed as close to Rose Tyler as we could and hopped on the tube to South London. It didn't take us long to find the towering apartment blocks where they had filmed many scenes of Doctor Who. 

It was wrong in all the right ways as Tiff and I kept saying. It was a tough area and we could tell that there were no other tourists in sight, but it felt amazing (and a little scary) to be on the streets of the (fictional) Tyler family. 

It's so difficult because I would love to live there but also know that if I had been placed there as an American student it would not have gone well. I just wish I could somehow be a part of a community like that, but that would mean I would have had to have grown up in it...and that's impossible. 

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