Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Through the Tears...Smiles and Laughter.
Today I was reminded of how proud I am to be an Aussie. Steve Irwin's Memorial Service, telecasted throughout Australia and the world this morning, was a unique tribute to the life of a unique person. I cried, I laughed, I smiled and I sang along with John Williamson. Today, I'm digging out my copy of "True Blue" and I will be playing the cassette over and over. To witness little Bindi standing there so proudly and confidently speaking of her father softened the hardest and most cynical of hearts, I'm sure.
Steve Irwin's sudden death knocked the wind out of us all...I feel I can speak for others. The millions of tributes are testament. I know that I am still coming to terms with it. He was such a larger than life character, a character who entered all our lives...he not only made us smile but his conservation work brought an awareness to us all that in lots of cases was missing. Thank you, Steve for your passion, your honesty and 'realness'...thank you for sharing your zest for life with us all. We miss you.
painting by Lee