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Woody, Buzz, and Memorial Oscar Tribute to Leonard

If you stayed up late enough to see the Memorials on this years Oscars, I’m sure you were pleased to see Leonard featured there, and they saved him for last  🙂 .   It was a quiet tribute with David Grohl playing a beautiful acoustic version of “BlackBird”.  They chose one of my favorite pictures of Leonard, too.  You can see the video here.

However, this wasn’t the only  nod to Nimoy in the broadcast; when best animated feature was ‘announced’ by Woody and Buzz from Toy Story, the pre-created animation for the segment had Woody giving the Vulcan Peace Sign as he mocked Buzz. It was a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment, but I caught it on freeze-frame!  Nice touch.

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I Finally Wept – A Year Later. Remembering Leonard

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A beautiful portrait of Leonard in the “Vincent” years.

One year ago today, when Leonard Nimoy passed away from end-stage COPD, I sat back and reflected on how this wonderful actor affected the lives and joys of so many people around the world, and how he’d be sorely missed.  I wrote this remembrance, and noted there that although I was saddened, I didn’t actually weep tears over his passing.

Well, it only took nearly a year, but it finally happened.  It didn’t last long, but it felt good to get it out at last.  It started a few weeks ago when I was surfing for more material to use here when I came across many posts about Trek‘s upcoming 50th anniversary.  I could see that Shatner and others were gearing up for the event, and realizing that Leonard isn’t here for the celebration he so richly deserved just hit me in the heart, and to my surprise, the tears flowed.  Damn, I thought this is so unfair!  The one person who to me was Star Trek isn’t here to enjoy the celebration.  It made me wish so hard that he could have made it through to the anniversary, or at least to his next birthday, but it was too late.

In the end, I know that disease knows no date, nor age, nor celebrity.  And a condition as harsh as COPD is so awfully hard to live with, especially in the end.  If Mr. Nimoy had survived his (suspected) heart attack and deteriorating health up to the time of the anniversary, he may not have been up to much of a celebration anyway. (Although I’m sure he would have been very happy with it).

I dried my tears and sighed. But I took comfort in knowing his family was with him, and from this;  Leonard had actually had made it to the 50th anniversary of the first time he played Spock in 1964, and I’m sure he was proud of that achievement.  I had noted that milestone here, and I’m glad I did.  Leonard was well aware of the coming Trek anniversary, and I’m sure he would have loved to be part of it.  But I also know he was happy with the love and support he received from all over the world as he lived, and weren’t we lucky for his existence?

Rest in Peace, Mr. Nimoy.  We’ll never forget you. ❤

 

FArF: Spock by Paul Hanley

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Hey Kids,

Sorry I’m late today with this — busy day!  This week’s Fan Art is a lovely tribute to Leonard Nimoy by artist Paul Hanley — I like that he presented two sides of Spock, the ever so logical and the softly emotional.  I think Leonard would have loved this. Bravo Paul.  🙂

BTW, have you guys donated to Celeste Yarnall’s cancer Fund yet? Please do here and remember to add the words ‘trekkerscrapbook’ in the comment box when you donate – this will help me tally all the donations from this group and when we reach our goal, Celeste will give me an exclusive interview! Please donate today! Thanks, Therese

Happy Heavenly Birthday, Leonard Nimoy Tribute

Always in our hearts ❤

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FArf: Two Beautiful Tribute Paintings by Pierre-Luc Faubert and Andrew Hunt

I just came across these on Deviant Art –The first; a perfect blooper study by  Pierre-Luc Faubert  Mr. Spock-Farewell Leonard Nimoy  and the second, Goodbye, Spock by Andrew Hunt, which has the mature Nimoy in the original uniform.  These are both so beautiful, I’m sure Mr. Nimoy would have loved them.  Excellent work by these two incredibly talented artists!

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My Weekly Spock: I Love Lennie (and Spocky!)

Hey Kids,

Thinking of Mr. Nimoy all weekend, and, as often as I do when I’m sad, made lemonade out of lemons.  Here’s a couple of collages of our beloved Leonard, inspired by I Love Lucy  Be sure to check back every Monday for your weekly dose of lovely Lennie. ❤   His smile will always warm out hearts 🙂

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