Once in a very great while, two arts combine to create one of those monuments that help describe mankind. We lost one half of such a combination when Leonard Nimoy left us yesterday. Nimoy was Spock. Spock is logic; Spock is science. Gene Roddenberry’s brilliance and Leonard Nimoy’s acting genius gave us one of those mileposts we measure mankind against. As human’s, we are prone to be governed by what we want to see or what we wish things were like. We act as if those wishes and wants were all within our grasp. Spock is the embodiment of reality … that truth and fact are things that demand consideration in human reckoning. These two men remind us, that as humans, we must dream to improve and, as humans, must not ignore reality if we are to achieve.
Thank you Margret and Vivian for giving us Scarlet O’Hara, thank you Harper and Gregory for Atticus Finch … and thank you Gene and thank you Leonard for Spock.
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