Mister Nimoy tweeted this lovely, graceful post on Sunday:
A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP
— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) February 23, 2015
I suspect he knows how greatly loved by the world he is, and I think this is his gentle way of reminding his admirers that nothing lasts forever. It may even be his ever-so-subtle way of saying Goodbye, but I don’t want to speculate too far into that 🙁
As Pete Seeger paraphrased Ecclesiastes 3:1 in ‘Turn, Turn, Turn‘
To everything, there is a season. And a time to to every purpose under heaven.
Since his COPD diagnosis last year, he has kept to his privacy, but also became more insistent on urging others to quit smoking or never start. He doesn’t want anyone to go through what he and millions of others have experienced with the disease. It is another bloom in the garden of his amazing life. He has achieved so much in his time so far, as an actor, director, photographer, pilot, playwright, poet, animal lover, preserver of Jewish tradition and civic-minded citizen. Also a loving husband, father, Grandpa, and nurturing soul force of the little show that turned him into an icon. In many ways, he is Mister Spock in his endless quest to learn and explore, and that is a lesson to us all: Never stop exploring, learning, creating, and discovering what you can do with your life.
Our life is short and precious. I always say that any day that you can get out of bed is a blessed day. Don’t waste another moment on the constant distractions the world throws at us. Unplug from the web. Turn off your I-Phone. Talk to someone face to face. Hug a friend. Make something with your hands. Plant your garden. Just LIVE and LOVE, for all we have is RIGHT NOW.
We don’t know anything more at this time, but of course our thoughts and prayers are with Leonard, Susan, Julie, Adam, and all of his family. We send our grateful thanks for sharing his beautiful garden of life. LLAP.