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Julia Ecklar's "For the Need of the One"

At a K/S party at a Shore Leave convention in the 1980s, some time after the release of “The Wrath of Khan”, someone played a tape of this song and an entire roomfull of women were in tears. I hadn’t thought about this song in years, but accidentally ran into it on Youtube while searching for something else. (It’s not a vid, but it’d be wonderful it someone would make one...!)

This is “For the Need of the One” by Julia Ecklar. It’s Spock’s dying thoughts from TWOK.

It’s simple, short, and as moving now as it was all those years ago. In just a few words she references Spock’s behavior in STTMP, the Kobyashi Maru, and the deep emotion between Spock and Kirk.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBMys6_Rxfw

It’s hard to pick a favorite line, but this one always brought tears to my eyes:

“There were none left but old friends and children
and I could not let their deaths weigh on me.”

Comments

I would *love* to have a digital copy of "Genesis". I've just been listening to another of my favorites from the tape, "Daddy's Little Girl". "Firestarter" is one of my favorite Stephen King books, and this song was a perfect and powerful accompaniment. Thanks for the offer! You can reach me at catalenamara at yahoo dot com. See you at Escapade?

Oh yes, "Dante's Prayer". There's no other word than "perfect" for that vid. Killa does it every time. The first time I saw it I was stunned and then sobbing. Gorgeous, gorgeous work. I listen to that song every so often; the images are indelible.