Last week’s Star Trek: Strange New Worlds used a beautiful greeting between lovers that really spoke to me. It was repurposed from the original Star Trek series, Season 2, Episode 1.
T’Pring: “Spock. It is I.”
Spock: “T’Pring. Parted from me, and never parted. Never and always touching and touched. We meet at the appointed place.”
T’Pring: “Spock. Parted from me, and never parted. Never and always touching and touched. We meet at the appointed place. I await you.”
(Star Trek, 1967; Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, 2022)
Shortly before hearing this greeting, I had written a poem with a similar theme (see next post for full poem), snippet below.
Reality is never knowing you
Even as my spirit calls you home.
Though we’ve only ever shared shy fleeting touches, my body
Flushes with memory of joys
Yet to come.
How can there be certainty of a future while languishing on a broken detoured path?
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