It’s astonishing how much one life can affect so many others. ❤
As I write this, the hero of my childhood, my major adolescent crush, a man I’ve never known personally but have loved for 40+ years is recovering from severe chest pains that happened last Thursday (February 19th). Leonard Nimoy is one of the most creative, passionate, caring, and most marvelous humans of the last century, and I am so thankful for all the little areas of my life he has unknowingly touched with his charm, intelligence, and that beautiful laugh.
Mr. Nimoy is, of course, a very private man, and he deserves his privacy during this hard time. But I truly hope that he is aware of and surrounded by all the love of his family, friends, and fans. The fact that he is tweeting some of his poetry is his way of comforting us, and letting him know he’s still here.
The Beatles sang the words, “…And in the End, the Love you take is equal to the love you make”. Leonard is a true Renaissance man. He has given so much of his love and soul to the world, and I know when the time comes for him to fly from this mortal coil, his love will be returned a thousand-fold. Let’s hope that’s still not for a while, for many hearts will break that day. But what a blessing to know such a man, if only through his work.
Leonard wrote in his poem, You and I Have Learned, the following:
The miracle is this The more we share… The more we have.
Every year, Leonard has shared more and more of himself with his public; and he truly has more of that love back every day.
Leonard, as a tiny representative of your admirers all over the world, I must Thank You for all the beauty and joy you have given us with your life. You have touched our hearts and souls deeply, and you are so greatly loved. We send you all our love and strong healing thoughts. Thank you for taking a quick moment to get your picture taken with this ol’ smitten Trekkie in 2013. Thank you for being one of the happy places in my heart. Please get well soon! Love, Therese Bohn