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My Weekly Spock: Remembering Leonard

Today, of course is the 4th anniversary of Mr. Nimoy’s passing.  Hard to believe it’s been so long already, but as I grow older, it seems time flies by faster too.

In this regard, although it’s still sad that Leonard passed far too soon for his family and fans worldwide to bear, what remains true forever is not how long his life was, but what he did with it.

One thing I always admired about him was his ambition to be more than just one thing to himself.  He knew he’d always be Spock, but he never stopped being Leonard; a man of ambition, compassion, and endless curiosity.  And that’s something we all can aspire to.   His joy in all his pursuits from photography to writing, to philanthropy and in his ability to be open to all new discoveries in his lifetime was truly never a life wasted.  He had a wonderful life, and never took his time on Earth for granted, especially toward the end.

In this regard, isn’t that what we must all hope for in our own lives?  The expression “Life is short” tends to become truer as we age.   I’m 57 as I write this, (April birthday) and I realize that all I want to accomplish in my life may not come to pass, but that doesn’t mean we stop pursuing our dreams.

In the spirit of Mr. Nimoy’s wonderful, productive life, I wish you all the satisfaction of a life well lived.  May we all live Long and Prosper, and thank you Mr. Nimoy, for being a role model of a life lived with love, passion, and commitment to his abilities and family.  Forever in our hearts ❤

 

 

 

Leonard’s Garden — and Yours.

Mister Nimoy tweeted this lovely, graceful post on Sunday:

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.

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