A Blessing for an Artist Who Touched Us

A few months ago, Sunny, Aaron, and I were at Factor’s Famous Deli in Los Angeles for lunch. We were early, the place was pretty quiet, but we stepped aside in silence as Leonard Nimoy, looking tired but healthy, walked past us with his wife and out of the restaurant.

Aaron could not stop talking about it, and we talked about how Mr. Nimoy, beyond changing so many of our lives with his portrayal of a beloved television and film character, had dedicated so much of his offscreen life to quietly supporting the work of other artists.

No, he did not cure cancer, end warfare, invent the personal computer, or create string theory. But if there is a lesson to be learned from Leonard Nimoy, it is that each of us, whatever our gifts, have the wherewithal to make life on this planet a little better.

“When you let me take, I’m grateful. When you let me give, I’m blessed.”
— Leonard Simon Nimoy, 1931-2015

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