March 26, 1931 – February 27, 2015
It has been a week since I heard the news of the passing of Leonard Nimoy. I have been trying to find the words for this blog since then. I just don’t have them, and I’m not sure I ever will. This really doesn’t surprise me.
I “met” him once, in an autograph line. A quick “Hi” and a “Thanks” were the only words I got out. Really, I don’t know how in five seconds I would have thanked him for the profound impact Star Trek and Spock particularly has had on my life. On the other hand, I’m sure he’s heard it countless times, so he probably already knew.
Even if I do find the words, I’m not sure I will be able to get them out. But I think the words already exist to sum up how I feel right now, and along with a picture I saw on Facebook today, well, I don’t think there is anything that I can add.
Image Source: Facebook
“And Enterprise feels like a house with all the children gone. No, more empty even than that. The death of Spock is like an open wound. It seems I have left the noblest part of myself back there…on that newborn planet.” – Captain James T. Kirk, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
Yeah, that sums it up.
Warp speed, Mr. Spock. Warp speed.