No, he wasn’t a classroom teacher, though he did have a Masters in Education. Or a scientist, though he played one as Spock on Star Trek. But to so many of us, he was the catalyst that sparked a love of all things scientific, alien and was one of the founding fathers of the science fiction so many of us came to love. His voice was one that once heard, was not easily forgotten. How many of us as children and adults have giddily relished our ability to do the Vulcan Salute or mourned our inability to get our darn fingers to do it?
Leondard Nimoy died today and like his famous quote – his legacy will live long and prosper.
“The miracle is this – the more we share, the more we have.” Leonard Nimoy
A lovely short tribute to Mr. Nimoy: The Man Who Was Spock
Rest in peace Mr. Nimoy.