Friday, February 27, 2015

Childhood Memories &The Characters That Shaped Our Lives

That old Motorola TV on four little wooden pegs for legs and black and white screen replete with rabbit ears on the backside and speakers in the front provided a necessary and pleasant after school show for me.  I was hooked from the first episode.

Many girls my age played with dolls and learned to sew; I learned to use test tube, explored addition of vinegar with baking soda, bleach with amonia and watched Star Trek.

My Barbie dolls were renamed Uhura and Spock; I even painted ears on the one.  My dad created a ship for the Enterprise; and both of us wept when in the movie, Enterprise was blown up.

From the Trouble with Tribbles to Wrath of Khan, Spock was always my favorite.  The science guy, the nerdy one, the unemotional external facade fully aware of the internal raging emotions of the Vulcan race.

Today, I weep again.  My childhood hero passed.  The science officer on the Enterprise went into the last frontier and sadly...


3 comments:

Dalai said...

I grieve with thee....

Stephen Kirkland said...

I grieve as well.

I just found your blog after searching relentlessly for other non-traditional students embarking on their journey and blogging about it. I look forward to following along!

A Doc 2 Be said...

Welcome, Stephen!!