It almost feels as if we have to forge on and go boldly where no one has gone before. That is, to face the rest of our lives, those that are fans of Star Trek, without Leonard Nimoy aka Mr. Spock.
My dad and I went to the 1992-1993 Smithsonian Star Trek exhibit and now how priceless is this picture? Wish I could have been at the press conference (great picture) for the event! If you never got into Star Trek, no worries, but you can find out a little more in this great article about the launch of the display.
There was a brief time in my life when I thought that my parents didn't want me and only loved my sister. I've never shared this before, that what I did, to tamp down the hurt, I decided that I'd emulate Spock by having no feelings and applying logic. I don't remember now how long it went on, it's fuzzy in the memory, but I think that certain aspects of the experiment left me with the "aloofness" I'm sometimes told I have. I like to listen and evaluate, I am not impressed easily, and I've always been a bit of a science geek. Fascinatingly, those same traits, in various ways, have been useful in my sailing adventures...
For me, Spock was a figure I related to and helped me get through a period of time. For that, I am eternally thankful. LLAP