It’s hard to believe it’s been four years already.
Picture this as a testament to his legacy:
The day after I wrote this — the day after Nimoy died — I was at the prison, teaching. I was writing the daily assignment on the board, and when I turned around to face the class I stopped and gasped.
All of my students — each and every one — had their hands raised in the Vulcan salute.
“We’re sorry to hear about Leonard Nimoy,” one student, Carlos, said. “He lived long and prospered. ”
Just picture that. A room full of rapists, thieves, murderers, and child molesters. All offering a symbol of peace and long life in honor of Nimoy’s memory.
I had never been prouder.
So tonight, like I did four years ago and have done every year on this date, I will be watching Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, in his memory.
What do you do to remember him?
Leonard Nimoy died today.
I see the words on my screen, but I can’t comprehend them. They seem like a fiction, and a terrible one at that. I feel like a two-bit hack for writing such unbelievable dreck.
But it’s not fiction. It’s fact. Leonard Nimoy died today.
When he was rushed to the hospital last week with chest pains, I had a feeling this day was coming. When he stayed active on Twitter, though, my hopes were bolstered. I thought maybe he was making a recovery.
I had no idea he was taking the opportunity to impart his final words to us all.
A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP
— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) February 23, 2015
And by God, do we all have memories of him.
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