I am, admittedly, a dork of a certain variety. I don’t really know how I would classify the sort of dork that I am, but what I do know, is that I’ve never identified as a “Trekkie“. I did, sporadically, watch reruns of the original T.V. series, Star Trek, growing up. My dad really liked it and he really was the only reason I ever watched it. He took me to see The Wrath of Khan at the Kit Carson Drive-In theater in Taos, New Mexico in 1982. It wasn’t really my thing, but I didn’t really care, because it was an evening with my dad.
My dad was big into sci-fi. He introduced me to OMNI magazine when I was young. I don’t exactly remember what I loved about it so much, but I do remember really liking the sci-fi pictures. I would try to draw pictures like the ones I saw in OMNI magazine.
I also remember my dad introducing me to another magazine, not intentionally I’m certain, but he didn’t really hide his Playboys very well. This is completely off the point, but I thought you might find it humorous.
The intention of this blog was to write about something I learned recently. As, you may or may not know, Lenard Nimoy passed away last week. As I mentioned before, I never identified as a Trekkie, so Nimoy’s passing has not had the same affect on me as it has had on some die hard Star Trek fans. I’ve read a few touching sentiments on Facebook and on the web. I hold no judgement what so ever. I understand how some things, movies or people can be very influential for some and not at all for others. I’m sure not everyone will be as affected as I will be when Jessica Lange makes her transition. It seems kinda weird to be writing so casually about lives ending and this was not really the point either.
So what is the point, Angel? C’mon! You’re loosing us here. Get to the point already.
OK. OK. What I intended to write about was, I had no idea the Vulcan salute was invented by Lenard Nimoy. He got the idea from a jewish benediction he saw as a child. The “V” shaped hand gesture represents the hebrew letter shin, which stands for shalom. Shalom denotes peace and perfection. In the Vulcan community the hand gesture was often accompanied by the spoken blessing, “Live Long and Prosper” and I believe that is the perfect ending to this Apozitude blog.
Live Long and Prosper.