I fell in love with him during the episode; “This side of Paradise”, when he himself fell in love.
I was 10.
A 10 year old affections are fickle, but even though I was no longer in love by the next episode, I have always love him. Both Leonard Nimoy, and the character he played, Mr. Spock.
The title to that Episode was from a poem called “Tiare Tahiti” By Rupert Brooke, it seems fitting to share it with you today.
Mamua, when our laughter ends,
And hearts and bodies, brown as white,
Are dust about the doors of friends,
Or scent ablowing down the night,
Then, oh! then, the wise agree,
Comes our immortality.
Mamua, there waits a land
Hard for us to understand.
Out of time, beyond the sun,
All are one in Paradise,
You and Pupure are one,
And Taü, and the…
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