So I was driving back from dropping my son off at day school, it is like preschool but for working parents since he is only three years old. Well on the way back I saw a minivan not a minibus but it had a grateful dead sticker on it and it reminded me of Leonard Nimoy’s passing and then some other greats and I began to wonder.
We know jack shit about what happens when we die but people get up and speak as if they know. I know, I know it is all self comforting bullshit and as an Atheist I have come to terms that I do not know because I do not have the evidence. But and this is a big but, when someone great dies I do feel the need to share my respects for the person if they impacted my life in some way. Spock, Nimoy did so in so many ways that I care not to mention.
Well you may be thinking if he can’t mention them then this post is full of shit. No, and fuck you for thinking that. You don’t know me… lol just wanted to get that fuck in there somewhere. I grew up on spock even though it was before my time, I used to stay up late and watch it on rerun TV, still do. I think he and some of the other greats that were on TV kept me alive when I was the most depressed, I am talking about tasting a gun barrel depressed. But I have grown past that. I have become more stable, not completely but more. So with that being said.
I think we should celebrate the lives of those that we admired and loved but never mourn them for our own fear of death. Which is one of the best get you lines from religious people, where do you go when you die, as if they knew. No one knows and that is the fact of life. Live your life to the fullest because this is the only life we are sure that we get.
By Jin Okubo