Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations

Grey Havens YA

We interrupt our regularly scheduled blogging program to bring you this special message from Grey Havens YA Co-Director Kelly Cowling.idic

Star Trek was my first fandom. Star Wars, seen in a crowded theater just before my sixth birthday, was my first fascination with a story but everyone in those days was enchanted by Star Wars. Star Trek was my first experience of what it was like to be part of a community of people who weren’t afraid to love what we loved with depth and imagination. Star Trek was the essence of my late childhood. The character I identified with the most–with his mix of wisdom and naivety, an almost adolescent inability to know when and how to express emotion, his love of peace and his fascination with everything new–was Mr. Spock.

I didn’t know if I should emulate Spock or pity him. I admired the philosophical distance he…

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2 thoughts on “Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations

  1. Marvellous! I too saw Star Wars at its first screening in the 1970s – before merchandising and franchises. Thank you for posting this. I will view ‘Star Trek’ again, in the light of your comments. 🙂

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