We don’t believe in Santa Claus because he’s real. He’s real because we believe in him.
There’s that kind of power in our fantasies, our fairy tales, our heroes. They don’t have to exist in our world. And it might be far better that they don’t. Reality can be a mess sometimes, maybe most times. And it’s a comfort to know that there’s something outside of it. Something better. Something impossible and incredible and great.
And so we create these heroes and vest our faith in them. Like Santa Claus.
Like the Doctor.