One of my college friends wrote the following about Leonard Nimoy’s death, and I wanted to save and share it here:
Today we’ve lost one of the quintessential icons of contemporary drama and of American Jewry.
You can use a fairy tale to start a conversation about our responsibilities to our fellow human beings. You can be beloved by those from another culture—another planet, another species—without sloughing off your own. And you can change that alien culture to value you and yours just a little bit more.
To boldly teach us that was his 83-year mission. He lived long, and we all prospered.