Thursday, August 22, 2013
- Leonard Nimoy
While doing research on Mr. Nimoy I came across this poem, and I just liked it. It shows a side of this wonderful man that many people miss in the overwhelming shadow of the Spock persona that follows Mr. Nimoy everywhere. Luckily for us all, there is much more to this incredibly talented person than just his portrayal of one character.
Actor, director, poet, singer, songwriter and photographer. Humanitarian. Mentor. That gorgeous and distinctive voice. He keeps saying that he’s retiring, but doesn’t seem capable of staying away from cameos, interviews, voice overs, and narrations etc – thank goodness! Don’t neglect to follow him on Twitter!
A favorite quote: “The miracle is this: the more we share the more we have.” Isn’t that the truth? One of the basic tenets of Trek is that we are better together than we are alone. Works just as well in real life. No one can do it alone. We are hardwired for connection.
Thank you for all that you have done, and all that you are. We have all been enriched by your presence here in this lifetime. What an excellent thing to be able to say, we should all be so lucky to have people say that about each of us! Prosperity and long life have already been yours – may happiness and joy follow you all the days of your life.
[KV note: it proved impossible to find some core source references and dates for Mr. Nimoy’s quotes. They have been quoted and re-quoted for decades.]
Some Nimoy links for your edification:
Warning: nude woman on front page FYI - http://www.rmichelson.com/artist_pages/nimoy/pages/leonard-nimoy-gallery.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPkByAkAdZs Leonard Nimoy vs Zachary Quinto for Audi. Best. Advertisement. Ever!