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Friday, February 27, 2015
Farewell, Leonard Nimoy.
One of the first movies I saw at home on our brand new color TV was Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home where Captain Kirk and crew went to rescue the whales.
I had a Mr. Spock action figure before I had a Barbie or She-ra.
To say Leonard Nimoy had a small influence on my life would be as great an understatement as saying I kind of liked Tolkien as a child (I was obsessed with Tolkien as a child and never really outgrew it. Ask me about Leaf By Niggle if you don't believe me.). And so it is with a heavy heart that I learned of Leonard Nimoy's passing this morning. Eighty-three wonderful years, and it doesn't seem like enough.
I've been told Vulcan mourning tradition teaches us not to mourn a death unless the life was wasted, and Mr. Nimoy's life certainly wasn't. So I'm going to go read his poetry (some of which he liked to share on Twitter), and then watch all the old Star Trek movies. It's a proper tribute to a man who gave the world so much joy and wisdom.