Alia ex parte vitae (The Other Side of Life)

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  1. Allisiam

    Allisiam Well-Known Member

    A Long and Prosperous Life


    (CNN)Leonard Nimoy, whose portrayal of "Star Trek's" logic-driven, half-human science officer Spock made him an iconic figure to generations, died Friday. He was 83.

    Nimoy died this morning in Bel Air, California, his son Adam Nimoy told CNN.

    According to his granddaughter, Madeleine Nimoy, the cause of death was chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

    His "Star Trek" co-stars, including William Shatner and George Takei, expressed sadness at his death.
    Nimoy's career in show business spanned more than six decades and included stints as a stage actor, television guest star, series regular and movie veteran. He also directed a handful of films, including the box-office hit "Three Men and a Baby" in 1987. He was a singer (of sorts), a published poet and an accomplished photographer.

    But his lasting claim to fame remains Spock, a native of the planet Vulcan whose pointed ears, unemotional manner and frequently uttered "fascinating" endeared him to millions. Astronaut Chris Hadfield remembered him as an "inspiration."

    He felt a close connection to the character.

    "Spock is definitely one of my best friends. When I put on those ears, it's not like just another day. When I become Spock, that day becomes something special," he told Starlog in 1989.

    The best moments of Spock

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    Still, as an actor, he wrestled with the typecasting that came with his close association with Spock. He titled a 1975 memoir "I Am Not Spock." Though the book was less a rejection of the character than what he went through to develop him, fans took umbrage.

    Twenty years later, he called another memoir "I Am Spock."

    He maintained a sense of humor about being confused with a 23rd-century space voyager.

    "I had an embarrassing experience once, many years ago," he told The New York Times in 2009. "I was invited to go to Caltech and was introduced to a number of very brilliant young people who were working on interesting projects. ... And they'd say to me, 'What do you think?' Expecting me to have some very sound advice. And I would nod very quietly and very sagely I would say, 'You're on the right track.' "

    To the stars

    Leonard Simon Nimoy was actually born in Boston, far from Vulcan, on March 26, 1931. (His longtime "Trek" colleague, William Shatner, was born four days earlier in Montreal.) His parents were Russian immigrants, and he was raised in an Orthodox Jewish family.

    He incorporated some of his religious heritage into the "Star Trek" character, most notably the hand gesticulation accompanied by the phrase "Live long and prosper." It was adopted from a blessing given by a Jewish priestly class called the kohanim. Nimoy credited writer Theodore Sturgeon for the phrase "Live long and prosper," a variation of a spoken blessing.

    Nimoy continued to use the phrase long after his "Star Trek" days: On Twitter, he would close his tweets with the abbreviation "LLAP."
    Upon graduating from high school, Nimoy acted in small productions. After encouragement from other actors, he applied to the Pasadena Playhouse in California and was accepted. He moved to the West Coast when he was 18.

    His early years were bumpy; he found the Playhouse "disappointing" and left after a few months and, in between roles, served in the military and took jobs such as driving a cab.

    Nimoy eventually gained steady work as a character actor, taking parts on such series as "Bonanza," "The Twilight Zone" and "Dragnet." It was a 1964 appearance on a show about Marines, "The Lieutenant," that brought him to the attention of Gene Roddenberry, the show's producer.

    Roddenberry had pitched a science-fiction series as " 'Wagon Train' to the stars" and liked the idea of casting Nimoy as the series' science officer, an alien originally with red-tinted skin. Nimoy got the part in the show, which was called "Star Trek." (Roddenberry drew several other "Trek" performers from "The Lieutenant," including Nichelle Nichols, Majel Barrett and future "Trek" guest star Gary Lockwood.)

    "Star Trek" was never a major hit during its original broadcast run. It lasted just three seasons and got the third partly because of an intense viewer lobbying campaign. But the characters became indelible: Shatner's gung-ho Capt. James T. Kirk; DeForest Kelley's wisecracking doctor, "Bones" McCoy; James Doohan's chief engineer, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott; and all the rest of a diverse and -- with the exception of the half-Vulcan Spock -- all-too-human crew.

    According to the Internet Movie Database, Nimoy made $1,250 an episode for "Trek's" first season.

    Though always popular with audiences -- Shatner remembered being disappointed that Nimoy got more fan mail than he did -- Spock wasn't a hit with network executives, at least at first. His pointed ears made him look satanic, the executives said, and his character was dry and logical, as opposed to the energetic Kirk.

    But Nimoy brought a much-needed humor to the character, with selectively raised eyebrows and deadpan delivery, and he quickly became a favorite of "Trek" fans. Nimoy even put out a few albums of songs.

    The character has entered the culture as an archetype of an unemotional intellectual; when New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd wants to criticize President Obama as being distant, she refers to him as Spock.

    Into the movies

    After three years, "Star Trek" went off the air. Nimoy quickly rebounded by joining the cast of "Mission: Impossible" as Paris, part of Peter Graves' secret-agent team.

    In the '70s, he made a few movies -- the most notable being the 1978 remake of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" -- and a handful of TV guest appearances. He also hosted the syndicated show "In Search of ..." and appeared in a number of stage plays.

    But Spock was never far away.

    Despite its short original run, "Trek's" 79 episodes had become rerun gold after the show's cancellation, creating hardcore fans nicknamed "Trekkies" and bringing the voyages of the starship Enterprise to a new generation. The show was revived for a cartoon series in the mid-1970s.

    Then Hollywood came calling with a theatrical feature, 1979's "Star Trek: The Motion Picture," which reunited the original cast. Though the film garnered mixed reviews, it was a box-office success and led to a series of sequels, under the "Trek" banner, that continue to this day.

    The "Trek" movie series also gave Nimoy a chance to direct. He helmed both the third and fourth films, 1984's "The Search for Spock" (which takes place after the Spock character dies in the second film, though he's eventually revived) and 1986's "The Voyage Home."

    Following "The Voyage Home," Nimoy directed the biggest box-office hit of 1987, "Three Men and a Baby." As a director, his other films include 1988's "The Good Mother" and 1990's "Funny About Love."

    Though Spock kept Nimoy busy and well-employed, he found plenty of time for other endeavors. He received an Emmy nomination for the TV movie "A Woman Called Golda," where he appeared with Ingrid Bergman. He lent his voice and appearance to one of the best-loved "Simpsons" episodes, "Marge and the Monorail," in 1993 (and later was in 1997's "The Springfield Files").

    He narrated documentaries, provided voice-over for video games and sent up his image in some commercials, including Priceline ads with his old friend Shatner and an Audi commercial with his movie successor as Spock, Zachary Quinto.
    "My heart is broken," Quinto tweeted Friday.

    He also took roles in a few other TV series, notably in the paranormal series "Fringe" as Dr. William Bell. He lent his voice to Sentinel Prime in 2011's "Transformers: Dark of the Moon."

    And he immersed himself in photography, a hobby he'd taken up as a teenager. His works include "Shekhina," a controversial series of female nudes, and "The Full Body Project."

    'I would choose Spock'

    For all that, Nimoy knew how he'd be remembered. He hadn't left Spock behind, after all: He acted in the first two of the rebooted "Trek" movies, playing Spock Prime in 2009's "Star Trek" and 2012's "Star Trek Into Darkness."

    He and the character were now on very good terms.

    "I am not Spock," he wrote. "But given the choice, if I had to be someone else, I would be Spock. If someone said, 'You can have the choice of being any other TV character ever played,' I would choose Spock. I like him. I admire him. I respect him."

    Nimoy married his wife, Susan Bay, in 1989. She survives him, as do his two children by his first wife, Sandra Zober.

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    Gospel of Thomas:
    (83) Jesus said, "The images are manifest to man, but the light in them remains concealed in the image of the light of the father. He will become manifest, but his image will remain concealed by his light."



    Hebrew Spelling: ShYN
    Other Spellings: Sheen, seen
    Pronunciation: shen
    Phonetic: with dot above right – voiceless palato-alveolar sibilant (with dot above left – voiceless alveolar sibilant)
    Character: ש
    Meaning of Character: Tooth, Teeth, Jaw, Press, Sharp
    Transliterated to Letter: Sh (S)
    Number: 300
    Letter Type: Mother Letter
    Yijing: Bagua Qian (Heaven)
    Tarot: The Last Judgement (The Aeon)
    Astrology: Uranus​

    Path on Tree of Life: Between Hod and Malkuth (Hatcher – Between Kether and Chokmah)
    Key words and phrases: Primal creative impulse, flame, fire, heat, transformation, transgression, direction, surges upward, divine fire that transforms one state into another, from the material into the spiritual, rhythm of change, breath of the universe, consumption, breaking down, piercing, penetrating, grinding, crushing, reducing, changing, emitting, emanating, analyzing, transmitting, splitting the whole into several able to digest parts.

    Thoughts: Looking at Shin as teeth, we look at the first step in breaking something down to digesting it. When we digest food we are transforming physical material into energy. Chewing and grinding is the first (and visible) step in this process. This is the same metaphorically to digesting thoughts and breaking them down to get a better understanding. The flame, another strong association with Shin, has the ability to do the same process, changing phases of matter (such as ionization) to a higher more liberated state.

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  2. Allisiam

    Allisiam Well-Known Member


    Photography By Leonard Nimoy

    You know it’s funny, the concept of beauty and all. Who decides that kind of stuff anyways, and why do we seem to always abide by their definitions? It’s the television and magazines that do it to us. But we’re the ones that reinforce it.

    I think we just need to have our own personal standards for shit. Our own set of values and what not. We don’t have to subscribe to the trends of the day, rather, we can create our own. I think that’s what Leonard’s getting at in this project. His photos challenge our general notion of feminine beauty, offering a fresh and pleasantly honest depiction of what beauty means to him.

    “I asked them to be proud,” said Leonard. “A condition they took to easily. Having completed the compositions that were initially planned, I then asked them to play some music that they had brought with them, and they quickly responded to the rhythms, dancing in a free-form circular movement within the space. It was clear that they were comfortable with the situation, with each other, and were enjoying themselves.”

    At the end of the day we just gotta be happy with who we are, and if we’re not, take on the responsibility to change. We got one life and one body. Much love to the big girls, the small girls and everyone in between.
    Photographs By Leonard Nimoy












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  3. Jorgelito

    Jorgelito ¡Olé!

    nice piece.
  4. Allisiam

    Allisiam Well-Known Member

    September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015~∞


    The story of Lucille


    B. B. King with "Lucille".

    In the winter of 1949, King played at a dance hall in Twist, Arkansas. In order to heat the hall, a barrel half-filled with kerosene was lit, a fairly common practice at the time. During a performance, two men began to fight, knocking over the burning barrel and sending burning fuel across the floor. The hall burst into flames, and the building was evacuated. Once outside, King realized that he had left his guitar inside so he went back into the burning building to retrieve his beloved $30 Gibson guitar. Two men died in the fire, and King learned the next day that they had been fighting over a woman named Lucille. King subsequently named that first guitar Lucille, as well as every guitar he has owned since, as a reminder never again to do something as stupid as run into a burning building or fight over women.[1][2]

    B.B. King wrote a song called "Lucille" in which he talks about his guitar and how it got its name. The song was first released as part of Lucille and is included on the B. B. King Anthology 1962–1998 album.



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  5. Jorgelito

    Jorgelito ¡Olé!

    Thank you for B.B. King and his loving Lucille. It occurs to me his I AM Presence lived in that guitar so it could love him, sing to him anytime anywhere.
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  6. Jorgelito

    Jorgelito ¡Olé!

    BB King & your posts inspired me to make another version of this. Thank you both of you!

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    Allisiam Well-Known Member


    Birth nameNatalie Maria Cole
    BornFebruary 6, 1950
    Los Angeles, California
    DiedDecember 31, 2015 (aged 65)
    Los Angeles, California
    GenresR&B, Soul, Pop, Soft rock, Jazz, Quiet storm, Adult contemporary
    Occupation(s)Singer–songwriter, actress
    InstrumentsVocals, piano
    Years active1956–2015
    LabelsCapitol (1975–81)
    Epic (1982–84)
    Modern (1984–86)
    EMI-Manhattan (1986–90)
    Elektra (1991–2001)
    Verve (2001–07)
    DMI / ATCO (2008–10)
    Associated actsNat King Cole, The Independents


    Gospel of Thomas (Lambdin)
    (56) Jesus said, "Whoever has come to understand the world has found (only) a corpse, and whoever has found a corpse is superior to the world."

    (65) He said, "There was a good man who owned a vineyard. He leased it to tenant farmers so that they might work it and he might collect the produce from them. He sent his servant so that the tenants might give him the produce of the vineyard. They seized his servant and beat him, all but killing him. The servant went back and told his master. The master said, 'Perhaps he did not recognize them.' He sent another servant. The tenants beat this one as well. Then the owner sent his son and said, 'Perhaps they will show respect to my son.' Because the tenants knew that it was he who was the heir to the vineyard, they seized him and killed him. Let him who has ears hear."
    (11) Jesus said, "This heaven will pass away, and the one above it will pass away. The dead are not alive, and the living will not die. In the days when you consumed what is dead, you made it what is alive. When you come to dwell in the light, what will you do? On the day when you were one you became two. But when you become two, what will you do?"

    (2) Jesus said, "Let him who seeks continue seeking until he finds. When he finds, he will become troubled. When he becomes troubled, he will be astonished, and he will rule over the All."​

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    Allisiam Well-Known Member


    Born William Wayne McMillan Rogers III
    April 7, 1933
    Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
    Died December 31, 2015 (aged 82)
    Los Angeles, California, U.S
    Occupation Actor, director, screenwriter, investor, television personality

    umqK7iN5_bigger. Alan Alda Verified account @alanalda
    He was smart, funny, curious and dedicated. We made a pact to give MASH all we had and it bonded us. I loved Wayne. I'll miss him very much.

    Gospel of Thomas
    (82) Jesus said, "He who is near me is near the fire, and he who is far from me is far from the kingdom."


    M*A*S*H=142=MOTHER OF 42=MARIA
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  9. Jorgelito

    Jorgelito ¡Olé!

    Thank you again Allisiam. M.A.S.H. has special meaning to me. At one time I felt the world collapsing around me. I used to watch the reruns every night. It was a breath of fresh air. I am so grateful for them being there.
  10. Allisiam

    Allisiam Well-Known Member

    Yes I know what you mean Jorgelito. My father was a viet nam vet and we used to watch Mash too as a sort of therapy for him also. It was comic relief for a very bad time in the world.

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