Leonard Nimoy would have been 89 today! I always like to take a moment to remember him on his birthday. He was a wonderful, brilliant man, fine actor, and great friend to many.
I have to admit, that although he is missed, I am a little thankful that he isn’t here to deal with this pandemic. As a man suffering with COPD from years of smoking,(even though he quit), I suspect he could have caught the virus a bit too easily. But he is at peace now, and, we’re so lucky to have had him in our cultural life.
I also wish a Happy 2nd Anniversary to Adam and Terry (Farrell) Nimoy, who couldn’t have picked a better date of remembrance for their happiness. I wish them love, peace, and safety now and always. ❤ ❤
Today, February 27th, has always been a special day for me because it was my mother Anna’s Birthday. This year is extra special because today is the 100th Anniversary of my darling Mom’s birth!
The circumstance of her birth was not too uncommon for families at the time. On this day in 1920, my Nana, Mary, went into labor in her home, and my Mom was delivered on her family’s kitchen table! From what I understand, it was a tricky delivery, but thankfully my Mom made it through, and had a quite incredible life for a a blessed 93 years. She passed on in 2013. Of course one never gets through the loss of their beloved Mom and Dad, but as time goes on, you do have the comfort of seeing them in yourself; like when I warm a child’s hands or greet someone new and ask “Where’re you from?” (That is SO Mom!). I have some audio and video of Mom that is also a blessing. So today I send up my loving wishes for a Happy Heavenly 100th Birthday to Mom, I know that Dad and all of our passed loved ones are dancing in the clouds! I love you Mommy.
This brings me to the other reason why this date has some significance. As many of you know, it was a sad 5 years ago today that Leonard Nimoy passed away. In the wake of it being the same day as my Mom’s Birth, I admit, it is not the first thing that popped into my head this morning, but I know it is important to my readers and his many fans around the world. It’s a sad coincidence for me.
Although I’d much prefer to honor and celebrate our late Star Trek family members on their birthdays, I would have felt guilty had I not at least post a picture of Leonard to mark the sad occasion. So going through my archives, I found this one, which always makes me smile.
Leonard meant many different things to so many people, and my Mom liked him too, but the word that one hears the most is “beloved”. And I think that is all that one really needs to be remembered; that they were loved and cherished. We can be loved and cherished through our actions and kindness for all those around us. I do wish you all such love in your life, and may memories of your loved ones bring you comfort and happiness all of your days.
Remembering Leonard on his birthday is always a little sad, but it gives a moment to remember his incredible life and just what a fine person he was. This year, I thought I’d honor his memory with some of the wonderful fan art that’s been produced over the years. A happy heavenly 87th birthday Mr. Nimoy; you inspired many works of love ❤