Thursday, July 21, 2005

"Beam me up, God."

-- Mr. Scotty

He lived long, he prospered, and now he is off to the final frontier.

I am too sad to knit today.

Instead, I place my Star Trek pin upon a favorite shawl, in honor of James Doohan.

James Doohan died yesterday at the age of 85. Is there anyone alive who didn't love Mr. Scotty? Mr. Scotty embodied every human being's fantasy of having someone to magically sweep them up and out of life's unpleasantries. The very idea of a Mr. Scotty is comforting -- a warm, fatherly figure who comes to the rescue just when things seem to be at their absolute worst.

We can all learn a lot from Mr. Scotty:

Charm, warmth and a good sense of humor go a long way in this world, and any other.

Perserverance, loyalty and reliability are valuable character traits, especially in times of crisis.

And when the going gets tough, the tough unfailingly "give 'er all she's got" even when doom seems imminent and all hope seems to be lost.

James Doohan, it's time to boldly go where you have never gone before.

Rest in peace.



At 2:16 PM, Anonymous Carol said...

I couldn't have said it better Dez. I had the good fortune to meet James Doohan once and hear him speak about his work on Star Trek - what a pleasure to hear an actor speak so lovingly of his role.

At 11:03 AM, Blogger Dez Crawford said...

Thanks for your nice post. How fortunate for you to have been able to meet James Doohan. Scotty and Spock were always my favorites.


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