Who am I talking about? Well, you may have heard of him, his name is Steve Irwin. I actually had a crush on Steve for a long time, but then again, I’ve always loved Australian men. No one in the world had his kind of energy and his kind of passion for nature and animals.
We need to remember that we share our Earth with others. Our brain capacity is at a higher level, but the others God created to live with us have deep feelings and emotions the way we do. What Steve did, and who he was, had everything to do with this deep love and passion for all our many neighbors of this planet.
The best thing I loved about Steve, though, was his energy. I could see myself laughing for hours on end while I tasted my first Australian beer. I cried the day Steve died, more than I ever did for any celebrity that has passed away. In fact, the only other stars I have ever cried for was Aaliyah, Robin Williams, Whitney Houston and Carrie Fisher. But Steve, hit me on a deep level because just like Steve, my connection to the Earth is very strong, and when he died, I felt the Earth cry for him.
When I went to a church today to thank God for all the amazing things happening in my life right now, I saw a beautiful bird on the top of the statue of Mary in the courtyard. He looked around a bit, and when I said hello to him, he flew away, acknowledging that I was there. Steve had that same kind of relationship with these animals.
I thought of Steve today, and even though I only wanted to go on one trip next year, I am going to make it a point to go to Australia, meet Steve’s family and do all I can to support their fantastic zoo.
That stingray took Steve to a better place. We miss him dearly, but just know, he is looking after us, and his animals, from a beautiful home in heaven.
I love you, Steve, I’ll see you again soon.