Wednesday, June 26, 2013

My hand on the heart of home while reaching for the moon! Mural at Antioch University Seattle.


  1. I love the Spok hand gesture that you likely weren't intending. Did you know that the Star Trek Vulcan salute is related to a Jewish Blessing?

    It is said that actor Leonard Nimoy, who plays Spock on Star Trek, peeked from under his grandfather's prayer shawl when he was a boy and saw the Kohanim (Jewish Priestly class) during the Priestly Blessing. Holding their hands together palms-down, they split their fingers to represent the Hebrew letter Shin (Shaddai ) which means Almighty God.

    Years later when Nimoy got the part of Mr. Spock in the Star Trek series, he suggested a similar sign of parting of the fingers (but putting the hand forward) for the Vulcan salute..

  2. Mike, Janet reading you. Love the hand holding home close while reaching for the moon. Bon Voyage!