Dear People Who Make Nature Shows Happen,
Thank you. Thank you to all of you – scientists, adventurers, camera crews, directors, producers, writers, editors, narrators, experts, guides, sound technicians, musicians, audio dubbers, videographers, lighting crews, catering – all of you who involve yourselves in lovingly crafting spectacular shows for me to watch and learn about the world around me.
I watch all of your shows. Shows about vets and animal whispering. Shows about national parks and regions around the planet. Shows on land and in the air and in the water. Shows about weird and wild and dangerous. Shows about what lurks in my backyard. Shows about critters that are fluffy and cute. Shows that let me know which breeds of dogs and cats will best suit me. Shows about biodiversity. Shows about animals that are so enormous I can’t even wrap my mind around how big the ocean must really be for all of these giants to exist in it. Shows about monsters, be they river ones or legendary ones. Shows about aquatic apes turned mermaid (I said I watch all of your shows, and I wasn’t lying). Shows about plants. Shows about insects. Shows about tallest and shortest. Shows about mountains and plains and rivers and oceans. Shows about fastest and slowest. Shows about showdowns. Shows about best in show. Shows about fish tanks, even.
And weeks. Don’t even get me started on weeks. Shark weeks exist on at least three different networks. Big cat week. Pet week. Weirdest week. Most dangerous and deadly week. Reptile week.
Thanks to you, and much to the chagrin of my family and friends, I have many fun facts I love to share. I spent an entire day at work once talking about how I watched a show where a harpy eagle, which I had never heard of before and was outdone at such an injustice, killed and ate a howler monkey. I had never seen anything like that. Never. And I watch a lot of nature shows. I have been a fan as long as I can remember. I’m talking I used to watch the Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau and anything else that came on PBS and its affiliates.
Thank you, too, for providing such a large platform to display God’s glory. God puts infinite care and imagination into His creation, and this love is plainly displayed in how He orchestrates the natural world. There is no better stage to see God’s magnificence compared to our human insignificance.
Thank you for a lifetime of education and entertainment. I’m looking forward to many more years to come.