Tokens of Memory

When most people think of ways to remember my brother, they tend to think of things to do with Batman. He loved Batman. Actually, love is a weak word to use. He owned a perfect replica of the Tim Burton era Batsuit and the ring he wore as his wedding ring had the Bat symbol on it.

But that’s not how I remember him. When I think of him, I think of Doctor Who. I suppose that’s because it was something we shared together. We’d talk after every episode and email each other when heard spoilers about upcoming episodes. His Facebook cover photo is an image from the Christmas episode with Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman. That will be his Facebook cover photo for eternity, I suppose.

Sometimes I tell myself that he’s not gone. He’s just off with the Doctor crossing all of time and space, having wacky adventures. It’s juvenile, but it makes me smile.

I didn’t want a token that screamed Doctor Who. I wanted it to be subtle. There are lots of TARDIS necklaces out there, but I knew I wouldn’t wear a necklace everyday. Then I came across this ring. I knew it was exactly what I’d been looking for.


(It doesn’t photograph well, unfortunately.)

Though the ring appears black in the photo, it’s a deep blue in person. For those of you who don’t follow the Doctor Who series, the outside engraving is the Doctor’s real name in his native language (Gallifreyan). On the inside, it says “I love you through all TARDIS.” Again, for those of you who don’t know the show, TARDIS stands for all “time and relative dimensions in space.”

I will love him no matter where his spirit is. Whatever dimension or whatever time, I will love him forever.

You can see far better pictures of the ring at the artist’s etsy store.

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