Until Death Comes to Time.

| April 28th, 2008

I often say something will happen “When death comes to time…” or “Until death comes to time…”

It’s one of my favorite sayings, very poetic, and melodramatic, and vague, like me!

(my favorite saying, of course, is “Vague is…” which is the ultimate answer to any question.)

Anyways, It comes from the intro to a Doctor Who radio play that the BBC put on a few years ago… Here’s the entire quote:

Once, long ago, on an island in a sea of clouds, there was a land where giants walked. And the giants lived amongst the other peoples of that land. And they used their great strength to help them….but the power of the giants was too great…their hands were too strong, their tread too heavy. And the more they tried to help the people, the greater was the destruction that they caused until the people that they tried to help were no more….And the giants were alone and the islands laid waste…and in their shame the giants built a temple and there they swore that never again must they meddle in the affairs of mortal men. And then they scattered, ever to wander abroad in repentance until the twilight of the world…until death comes to time.