May You Live Long and Prosper

Leonard Nimoy

 

 

I’m sure I am NOT the only person writing a post about this man-but, here I am.

Leonard Nimoy’s death hit me a little harder than many other recent celebrity’s deaths.

Why?

One of the reasons would be is that he died due to complications related to COPD.  With this, I can somewhat empathize with the family as I lost my daddy this past fall to Interstitial lung disease/COPD.  It’s a painful thing to watch your love one struggle for each breath while feeling powerless to help ease their suffering.

Like my daddy, he’s now in peace.

Many will remember Mr. Nimoy for his role as Mr. Spock;  but he wasn’t just an actor but an artist.

He loved to create.

Nimoy was a photographer.

Nimoy as Photographer

 

 

 

Nimoy with his work

 

 

Nimoy picture

 

 

 

Nimoy was a poet.

 

Title: You and I have Learned

You and I
have learned
The song of love,

and we sing it well

The song is ageless
Passed on

Heart to heart
By those
Who have seen
What we see
And known
What we know
And lovers who have
Sung before
Our love is ours
To have
And
To share

The miracle is this
The more we share…
The more

We have

 

Not only did he published books of poetry, he also published a comic-book series called The Primortals where the story dealt with the question: “What would happen on earth if we really received signals from space?”

I didn’t know that part (comic-book series), and I love the concept behind it so with that thought in mind, I’m going to try and hunt this down to read.

Nimoy/Mr. Spock will also be remembered for some of his memorable quotes:

“You proceed from a false assumption: I have no ego to bruise.”

“The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. Or of the one.”

“You know, for a long time I have been of the opinion that artists don’t necessarily know what they’re doing. You don`t necessarily know what kind of universal concept you’re tapping into.”

“Art, if it is successful, needs no explanation. Star Trek and Spock, if they are works of art, can be discussed. But finally the response comes in individual terms. Each viewer sees what is there for him, depending on his frame of reference.”

“Live Long and Prosper”

 

Mr. Nimoy, may you always live long and prosper-wherever you are.

 

 

 

 

 

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5 thoughts on “May You Live Long and Prosper

  1. Thank you for liking “Night Beauty.” Nice post! 🙂 I did not know that Leonard Nimoy had all of these other talents besides acting. I was sad to find out that he passed away. I heard on the radio that he smoked for many years, and this probably contributed to his COPD.

    I am sorry to hear that your father passed away last fall. My condolences go out to you and your family.

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