For those who are not “Trekies” this might not seem like it’s worthy of a post. To those who actually knew Mr. Nimoy, this may seem a bit shallow.
I’m neither a “Treky”, nor did I personally know Mr. Nimoy. Still, I can’t help to have a unique sadness at his passing. As a young person, I did like the “Star Trek” series, and I especially liked “Spock”. He was part of my childhood.
The series, the original and the others, occupy my mind from time to time. They do because of the simple fact that humanity has demonstrated over and over again, that if we can imagine it, it can become reality. Often times, it does. I’m not saying I’m all excited about having a Trek-like reality, but, that not only are some of the things in the original a possibility, but, are now a reality.
Consider the far-out telecommunication they had in Star Trek, unreal!!! —– at the time. Lasers? And, then there are lamentable things, such as NASA’s halt. Where could we be? Why aren’t we?
Well, there’s much more to say and ask.
I have a deep appreciation for Leonard Nimoy for playing a part which allows me to ask such questions.