Wednesday Words of Wisdom: Leonard Nimoy

The miracle is this:

the more we share the more we have

Last Friday, the world lost the man behind one of TV’s most instantly recognisable characters: Leonard Nimoy, who played Star Trek‘s Spock. Nimoy died as a result of complications arising from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, with which he had been diagnosed a year earlier. He was 83.

A musician, author and poet as well as an actor and director, Nimoy was loved by colleagues and fans alike.

Stark Trek co-star William Shatner wrote, “I loved him like a brother … We will all miss his humor, his talent, and his capacity to love,” while George Takei (who played Mr Sulu) said, “The word extraordinary is often overused, but I think it’s really appropriate for Leonard. He was an extraordinarily talented man, but he was also a very decent human being.”

Search online and you will find many words of wisdom from Nimoy worthy of the half-Vulcan Spock himself, but this one’s my personal favourite. It speaks volumes about his generosity of character and his altruistic outlook on life.

Farewell, Spock. You lived long and prospered. May you live forever among the stars.