Friday, February 27, 2015

RIP LEONARD NIMOY

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.


25 comments:

Delores said...

A sad day indeed.

Practical Parsimony said...

My toes do the Vulcan salute. This just started a few years ago and not willingly. I suspect there is a muscle or nerve problem. I cannot pull the toes together. Yes, it is weird and people laugh.

I loved Star Trek and Nimoy.

Becca said...

OK, I know it happened earlier today but I just got home and was blog surfing and this was the first I heard of it. How sad. Loved Mr. Spock. He WILL be missed. Part of my youth as well. Oh who am I kidding, part of my adulthood too.

Anonymous said...

Great post, very touching. Thank you. RIP Spock!

Texas Rose said...

Oh, so sad! Leonard Nimoy was one of my favorite actors. I loved him as Mr. Spock.
Very nice post and tribute.
LLAP all.

Rose ~ from Oz said...

A beautifully written tribute to one of my all time favourites. (feeling very sad)

deborah harvey said...

i have been reading post about the passing of this godly man but yours is the one that made me cry.
much love to you both.
deb h.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

can you believe i never saw star trek!

Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

LN was my favorite character from Star Trek. I tuned in every week wen he was the host of Unsolved Mysteries. I nearly passed out when he had a recurring role on Fringe. And I giggled every time on Big Bang Theory the guys said "Rock, Scissors, Lizard, Spock".

"dif-tor heh smusma, Spohkh"

Gail said...

What a wonderful tribute. He touched many of us and never knew what power he gave us.

Snowing here!

FionaG said...

Because I grew up with Star Trek, I sort of think the actors will be around forever. Now that I'm, well, so so much older, it shocks me when older actors pass. Very sad news indeed. I saw a documentary yesterday that featured William Shatner talking with Leonard Nimoy. I really enjoyed it for its down to earth presentation and its insightfulness. It was just two friends talking about all aspects of their life. He will be missed.

TexWisGirl said...

i always liked the oddness of mr. spock. nice to hear mr. nimoy was a genuine good person. :)

1st Man said...

Yes, so very.

1st Man said...

I don't know if I should laugh...but that is a great story.

He will be missed.

1st Man said...

For all of us, who are willing to admit to being adult Star Trek fans, ha. Thanks for commenting.

1st Man said...

Thank you.

1st Man said...

LLAP for sure. Thanks for the kind words.

1st Man said...

Aw, thanks for that. Still sad here too.

1st Man said...

Wow, thank you for that. I appreciate you saying that. Big hugs!

1st Man said...

What? Ha, I understand...it wasn't for everyone. Hey, the remake from 2009 with Zachary Quinto playing Mr. Spock is a great way to start a new fan. It's VERY well done...and Leonard Nimoy makes an appearance. Even friends of ours who weren't original Star Trek fans loved the remake.

1st Man said...

I forgot about Fringe, yep, he was great on there too. Oh and how we love Big Bang....I HAVE a rock, paper, scissors, lizard, Spock t shirt!

1st Man said...

Thank you very much for that.

Stay warm!!!

1st Man said...

That's a great way of putting it, we kind of think they will be around for us as long as we are. I will have to look for that documentary. Thanks!! Yep, he will definitely be missed.

1st Man said...

That's a great way of putting it. And yes, from my experience and others I know who've met him, he was always kind so it didn't seem to be a one off experience. That's nice to know.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

Sorry--NOT Unsolved Mysteries..it was In Search Of...I don't know where my brain is sometimes!