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.