29 August 2014

Changing Faces

There's been quite a lot of stray thoughts bouncing around in my head following the airing of the season première of Doctor Who last Saturday...

The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) is now a much older man; however, the reactions of those around him to this regeneration have proved most interesting... particularly the reaction of Clara (Jenna Coleman), his assistant. You see, she had got used to The Doctor being a much younger man - if only younger in appearance, in his manner, in his personality. She has trouble coping with the change. Despite the fact that the change happened right before her eyes!

At the end of the episode the Doctor does manage to convince Clara that he is, after all, the same person as the one she knew. Despite a change of face, of personality. Even a change in his speech - he now sports a fetching Scottish accent!

You know, we all wear different 'faces' in our life. Different roles; different jobs. Some of us even get a chance to change our name. Our appearance changes as we get older... many fail to cope with this!

I even listened to a documentary over the recent holiday period about someone who suddenly woke up and found that she spoke with a foreign accent. Apparently, it can happen! See here!

Change is a part of life. However, never forget - it's who we are inside that counts.

All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts.

(William Shakespeare, "As You Like It")

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