Luckily for me, TV showed me some good things, like how people might care about justice and integrity and compassion and stuff (68-83 was not a time of great political figures, if you know what I mean, but there was some good TV... especially counting re-runs!).
So, by the time I was ten or so, Star Trek was a place full of people I wanted to spend all of my time with. Shut up! It was lovely. And even if I had the poor taste to be a Kirk girl and not a Spock girl, I had no desire to spend a lot of time with Kirk but no Spock. Spock was (and always shall be) the best friend anyone could want.
So, losing Leonard Nimoy takes a good deal of shine off the world for me, though it would not be easy for me to explain why. I just liked knowing that he was still out there in the world, and now he's not. So, maybe we try in the coming week to be a little extra kind to somebody who might be having a hard time living in the available world. Because Leonard taught me something about that, I think, and I'm grateful.
Grateful to all of you, too, and hugs to them wot needs 'em!