Thursday, September 9, 2010

Talk About Passion......

Thursday, September 9, 2010....


I'm always fascinated by what makes a person tick. I understand a person's desire for fame or fortune, and rarely am I mystified by what drives a person's passion. However, I was pleasantly surprised by one person.

I watched a video aired on Yahoo, courtesy of ABC, about the elusive tree kangaroo. Why? I'm not quite sure. Maybe it was because I wanted to know why a tree kangaroo was elusive. Whatever my reason, I took a few minutes out of my day to watch the video.

What was more surprising to me was the woman who is spending her time and energy to protect these creatures from extinction. She arranged for a camera crew to come and capture a tree kangaroo on film because she feels the more people know about them, the more people will want to save them.

For her, it was a visit to a zoo to see one that made her want to know all about them. I'm impressed, and am in awe of someone, who has so much passion that one look has them move to the jungles and spend their life working to save them.

I like and love many things, but no one thing jumps out at me. I wonder what it would be like to be all consumed with such passion. I wonder if it is a curse or a blessing.

5 comments:

Brian Miller said...

at times i believe it is a bit of both...consuming...heartbreaking...

Lois Hughes said...

Interesting post that made me think. I'm always a bit envious of those born with an innate talent for something specific like singing or painting. Finding a passion is, in my mind, a wonderful thing. But I have to say I'm glad that I haven't developed one for a tree kangaroo as I'd rather it was with something that connected with life and people more!

Mandy said...

I like that you made me wonder about it too.

maria.palermo said...

I agree with Brian, it's a little bit of both. If you find something you're passionate about, it certainly fills a void. But then can a passion turn into an obsession? Who knows.

Constar said...

i like to think that writing is my passion. its something i love to do, and words have become somewhat of an obsession, they keep the voices in my head from defeaning me. (no im not schizo! or do all crazy ppl say they arent crazy?) anywho. my sister has this type of passion for drawing, watching her work is amazing, its like she turns into another person and the creativity takes over, and what comes out is pure genious! i envy that type of passion myself sometimes!