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No. The universe has to move forward. Pain and loss, they define us as much as happiness or love. Whether it's a world, or a relationship... Everything has its time. And everything ends. - Sarah Jane Smith, "School Reunion."
Actress Elisabeth Sladen passed away today at the too young age of 63. I knew her best as Sarah Jane Smith. I know it's just a character that she played, but it feels like so much more than that. It's a character she brought to life and entirely embodied. She's beloved by so many fans for a reason. Sarah Jane grabbed my heart the first time I met her in "School Reunion." Sladen just has that sort of presence. It's not demanding, but it makes you take notice. She was brilliant and inspiring. I've only seen her in the new Doctor Who, and I've wanted to go back to the Fourth Doctor at least because of Sarah Jane. I need to do that as soon as possible. Rest in peace. You will be missed.