When I heard the news that Leonard Nimoy died, I felt like the wind had been knocked out of me. Spock was one of my earliest childhood crushes (I loved the intelligent and thoughtful alien with his foot in two worlds), but I grew to greatly admire the artist who brought the character to life. An actor, a poet, a photographer, Leonard Nimoy inspired me with his creativity and generosity of spirit. His art and his words touched so many people's lives--I've been watching the ripples across the internet as people pause to reflect upon the man and his work. That's why I love the following tribute and Stephen's call for a million Vulcan salutes:
"There’s no way I can easily or briefly sum up the life-shaping impact that Nimoy’s nearly 50-year-long coexistence with Spock had on my development as a human being — as a curious thinker, as a man, and as a neighbor to the billions of other creatures I share this planet with. All I can do is this, and I ask you to pass the message along and do it with me, because Leonard Nimoy deserves a million Vulcan salutes." -- Stephen Segal
What is remembered, lives.