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Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015)

By now, most of you will have heard that Leonard Nimoy died today. Kathryn and I were out for a drive, and we came home to the news. I sat here crying, not wanting to cry. Crying didn't seem right. Right up until the end of his life, Nimoy was a vibrant, amazingly creative, talented man doing the work he loved. I cried, anyway.

When I was a little kid, living in Jacksonville, Florida, we watched the original series as the episodes were first aired. I was in kindergarten and first grade; it was the late sixties. And still those memories are very clear (clearer than what I had for breakfast, and make of that what you will). Spock has been with me all my life, and there was the "Great Paris" from Mission: Impossible, and Dr. David Kibner in the 1978 remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and, most recently, William Bell in Fringe. And on and on and on. Wacky shit like "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins" and his very recent appearance in Bruno Mars' video for "The Lazy Song" (see below).

How can there be a world without Leonard Nimoy? And yet, there is.

A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP ~ Nimoy's final tweet.

Spooky took this photo for me, because it's the best tribute I can offer:



Yeah.



LLAP,
Aunt Beast

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maadmike
Feb. 28th, 2015 02:02 am (UTC)
You have interesting palm! I read a little - a lot of love and boiling brain... ;)
maadmike
Feb. 28th, 2015 02:05 am (UTC)
Sorry for Leonard Nimoy, I liked him so much too...
sovay
Feb. 28th, 2015 04:10 am (UTC)
A Spock-shaped whole in my world.

Yes.

His memory for a blessing.
James Shearhart
Feb. 28th, 2015 06:55 am (UTC)
I love the memories - I also remember In Search Of,as weird and inexplicable they may be, they opened a world of Fortean "what if" for me - and there was also Vincent and Theo, which brought Van Gogh's work to my young attention, and also illustrated the power of the solo artist alone on a stage. And that voice! And I love that he moved on from film direction to still photography, that he had an eye for the image removed from the motion. I got the chance to see him speak at two different conventions, and he was pretty damn wonderful - he stood there and knew what the crowd wanted to see, and gave it to them and then when they were satisfied, THEN he spoke to them. It was a grand lesson on the cult of personality, and where the power and where the utility crossed....
kiki60
Feb. 28th, 2015 04:41 pm (UTC)
Live long and Prosper
It's funny to think when Star Trek came out, we still had the possibility of a better future. As a small child, back in the late sixties, I was sure that moon trips were going to be a possibility when I was my current age. Sadly, the world has become flat, hot, and violent. In fifty year hence, future generations will look back, and think fondly of movies like, "The Wolf of Wall street." They can have the future.

Edited at 2015-02-28 04:43 pm (UTC)
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