Friday, 27 February 2015

Rest in Peace Leonard Nimoy (March 26, 1931 - February 27, 2015)


A truly cool fellow

I grew up in a Trekkie household. My father adored Star Trek (although he clearly appreciated Next Gen over all others) and I recall him holding a Trekkie party in our house, complete with an enterprise shaped cake, which I remember the taste of for some reason lol. I guess I never understood the attraction. As a child I found every series entirely boring. Now as an adult, I prefer the kitsch of the original Star Trek. I loved watching Spock. Something about that pointy ear Vulcan resonated with me, although I can never be sure of what or why. I think it's possible that it was Nimoy's endearing personality shining through that attracted me. I've always considered him to be a wise, soft spoken man. Not to mention, he kicked ass as a voice actor for Mr. Moundshroud in The Halloween Tree.

Since his passing, I'm definitely interested in learning more about him. He apparently was into photography and did a collection of photos involving plus sized women called "The Fully Body Project." It is really neat and I recommend you check it out. (I plan on referencing these photos in a body positive post in the future). It's also very evident that Nimoy was into poetry, as seen on his Twitter account. It saddens me to think that we will no longer share in his thoughts or talents, but it's clear that he's left a wonderful history on this world (whether you appreciate him for his acting or his art).

I felt his last tweet was rather ominous... but looking back, it's both beautiful and befitting:
"A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP"


4 comments:

  1. I think Spock was the best thing about the original Star Trek - definitely the most intriguing character.

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  2. yeah, he was everyone's favorite. RIP, Spock

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