Today’s Agents of SHIELD party post has been rescheduled, because I can’t post a party today. About twenty minutes ago, I received confirmation that Leonard Nimoy had passed away. I would never call myself a Trekkie- it’s not my favorite franchise, though I do enjoy it. However, Mr. Nimoy’s death has affected me, more than I assumed it would.
In early 2014, Mr. Nimoy offered to adopt us all as his honorary grandchildren. Like the lost children so many of us are, we eagerly agreed, adopting him as well. Maybe that’s why we, as the nerd community, are taking this so hard. Losing an actor is not difficult. Losing a man, even if we did not know him well, who was kind and generous to his fans and his friends- that’s much harder.
I dislike saying rest in peace, because I find it trite and peculiar. I have no other words but thanks for Mister Nimoy. Thank you for your kindness, your warmth, and your love.
That is where you truly prosper.
A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP
— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) February 23, 2015