Marine Biologist, Conservationist, and Author, Rachel Carson, who is said to be the finest nature writer of the 20th Century, said these words…
“A child’s world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement. It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct for what is beautiful and awe-inspiring, is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood. If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life, as an unfailing antidote against the boredom and disenchantment of later year…the alienation from the sources of our strength.”
What wonderful and interesting words, and if you really think about it, there is so much truth in that. Luckily for some of us, we don’t forget these beautiful things that nature has shown us when we were kids, and for me, my awe and love for the earth has remained in my life always.
In one of my previous blogs, I spoke to you about my newly appointed Radio Presenter role and one thing I hadn’t mentioned is that on the same day I received the amazing news that I got the radio position, about an hour and a half later on exactly the same day, I got a call from the environmental show 5050 and was told that the audition I had done for the SABC about 8 months prior to the call, had been approved and that I had gotten the job as the official Anchor Presenter for this TV show, which has been on our screens for over 30 years.
We have reached an actual Climate CRISIS, so to get this role and be able to educate and highlight the various plights that our environment is facing is a dream come true.
So follow me on this nature journey every Monday on SABC2 at 7 pm as well as follow the 5050 YouTube community channel for the latest episodes which get featured for a few days after broadcast.