And a bit more of our youth slips away...
Leonard Nimoy passed away today. I'll admit, big old Trekkie here (and so is 2nd Man as well as many of our extended family and friends). Others from the cast have passed as well over the years, but he was special. We all probably identified with one of the characters on the show, and I perhaps identified with him the most. Someone different, someone who might be considered an outcast in different circumstances, but someone that proved they could rise above any those differences and do good things.
I had the pleasure of meeting him in person when I was younger, and I can say he was the kindest and most genuine "star" you could ever meet. He truly appreciated the fans. How fitting that his final, beautiful tweet was a quote with a garden reference about life...
On February 22, he tweeted:
"A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP"
Thank you Mr. Nimoy, for making my childhood more adventurous and my adulthood more purposeful.
You lived long, but not long enough, and you made us prosper.