Monday, September 04, 2006

Although some of you might not agree with his shows and the way he conducts himself on international television, for me it's really upsetting to know that Steve Irwin, the "Crocodile Hunter" has died in an accident while filming his latest documentary in Australia.

I don't watch his shows but somehow i feel grief over his passing. I guess it's because i'm used to seeing him on telly as the big Australian television personality with his big Australian accent, in that characteristically loud and enthusiastic manner in which he brings to you his passion for wildlife and the environment.

You'd always believe that people like him would live on for many more years, making more documentaries that will air regularly and almost ritually on the telly, on Discovery, on Animal Planet, and that he would see his kids grow up to be just like him - fearless but respectful of the wild and God's creation. You'd think that he'll one day be just like the other legends in this field like Jane Goodall and David Attenborough, people who've lived their lives studying nature and educating the world of the wonders of it.

A sad day, but we all know that Steve Irwin died doing what he loved most.

4 comments:

Pope @ David said...

apparently, ppl are placing a
"(tu)" in their MSN-Messenger Display names to pay tribute to him.. "(tu)" is the shortcut for the lil' tortoise icon.

The way the word has spread together with tt online-tribute phenomena goes to show the impact of Steve's untimely passing.
Hope he's in a much better place now (documenting even more animals). ^^

joline said...

pope @ david:

Really? No wonder... Was wondering what people were up to, declaring themselves part tortoise. But why tortoise?

I do wonder why it was his time to go... And so quickly too. YOu wonder what a spirited environmentalist like him would be doing now, eh?

GeRmAiNe said...

yea yea...i'm seeing it lots..join the club to pay tribute man!

joline said...

germaine:

the tribute thingy will probably be over by the time i actually appear online on msn. hur. so let this post be a tribute to the man.