I was in London for two days last week visiting family. Even in this short blitzbesuch, I could not avoid seeing my favorite Brit, Sir David Attenborough in the news. There was an interview with him in the Monday edition of The Guardian.
I wrote previously about his last series, 'Life In The Undergrowth' here. I had heard then that this would be his last series, but in the interview he says he's working on a new project in Panama. It's about amphibians and reptiles and the working title is 'Life In Cold Blood'. This is great news.
The mere idea of being able to see one more series from who has been a role model all my life is hard to describe in words. I was 12 years old when I first saw 'Life On Earth' in Turkish and in front of a black and white TV. I distinctly remember watching it alone and in bewilderment. Now, I will watch the new series with my kids beside me. They are big fans already and know which two mammals lay eggs.
David Attenborough turns 80 in May. Here is the best part of the interview:
And if he had another 80 (years), would he exhaust his interest? "(David): Oh, not in another 800 years! Because there are always new people - people growing up all the time who've never seen a duck-billed platypus.' And he looks thrilled and amazed.
I am not a person who is good at saying thank you. Thank you for being an inspiration to me and thank you for being an inspiration to my children.
Your biggest fan.