Friday, February 27, 2015

Leonard Nimoy, RIP

Leonard Nimoy died this morning. I know it is silly in a way to feel as if it is some kind of a personal loss when someone we only knew through television and the silver screen passes away, but it is hard not to take it that way. I grew up watching Star Trek. Spock was my favourite character, preferred over even Captain James T Kirk. Kirk may have been the hero, but Spock was the moral heart of that fictional world and the enduring internal conflict he suffered because of the two cultures from which he came made him not only endearing, but impossible not to empathise with.

If you weren't a fan of the show, much of what I said will make little sense. No matter. The man who brought that character to life has has crossed the final frontier to go where so many have gone before; may he find it a place where he will, by God's mercy, live long and prosper. 

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