I know probably half the blogs out there just had something about Steve Erwin having passed. For years I didn't care for the character. He seemed all fluf and no substance to me for the longest time, an over the top showboater. But in the last couple of years Aspen has had animal planet on non stop and his mug became as prevelant in my house as my own. I became aware of just how all encompassing his knowledge and compassion for wildlife was and what his real goals in doing what he did were.
I was really floored Monday morning when I turned on CNN. I had to tell Aspen. It was the first time that someone she 'knew' and liked had died. She was sad and surprised just like I was.
He died doing what he loved, we all should be that lucky.