Friday, February 27, 2015

Not Spock

I have to say this one is hitting me hard.

Plenty of people loved Kirk, or Bones.

Spock was always my character, as I think he probably is for many writers and artists, with his backstory -- the perpetual outsider, with his inability to ever grok, exactly, this strange warm human world that intrigued him so much.

Hard to think of the world without him.

               He disappeared in the dead of winter:
               The brooks were frozen, the airports almost deserted,
               And snow disfigured the public statues;
               The mercury sank in the mouth of the dying day.
               What instruments we have agree
                The day of his death was a dark cold day.



Fie upon this quiet life! said...

It's all over my FB page, too. So sad. What a great role, and a great actor! He really brought the gravitas, eh?

JaneB said...

For scientists, as well as writers - because he was a brilliant scientist without being naive, immoral or in need of protecting by everyone else. And he got to keep his shirt on!