I heard the news today that Leonard Nimoy had died. I’ve always been a big fan of Spock. He was my favorite Star Trek character. Was lucky enough to see him at comicon. Because of that, I looked into the man behind the character. What I found was even more fascinating. He was poet, a singer, a fan of literature, and art of all kinds. His interest made him a Renaissance man in the true sense of the term. What surprised me though, was the depth of sadness I felt after hearing of his passing. I have spent the last few hours crying on and off. I realize that’s silly. I didn’t know the man personally. We weren’t friends. Yet, I feel like the world lost something important today–someone important. The character he played represented so much more than what was gleaned from the movies and television shows. In many ways, he represented the ideal future. He was what we hoped we’d be if given the chance to travel to the stars. I love that his last tweet was poetic and ended with Live Long and Prosper. I think that was rather fitting for the man and the iconic character he created through the writing of Gene Roddenberry. I’ll miss you, Mr. Nimoy. Goodbye Mr. Spock.
February 27th, 2015