Fire of Love

How far would you go to pursue your passion — Part 2

4 min readJul 21, 2022

Fire of Love — National Geographic Documentary Film

“I would rather live a short intense life than a long mediocre one.” ~ Maurice Krafft

When I was a little girl, I loved watching The Wonderful World of Disney on Sunday nights. Before the Disney movie was the Wild Kingdom documentary series. That show positively influenced my love of wildlife and nature.

Fire of Love reminded me of Disney and Wild Kingdom. It was magical cinematography and fascinating to see humans try to make sense of this wild kingdom we call Earth.

I spent a lot of the time squirming in my seat like the protective mother I am. Don’t get so close to the volcano edge or lava flow! Why isn’t anyone bandaging Maurice’s leg? His skin is peeling off like layers of an onion. I wonder how many times they received third-degree burns? On and on, the questions came along with my survival instincts. They are crazy. Stop! Turn around. Save yourself. These thoughts and many more flashed in my mind like a neon sign.

The photography and film footage was epic. I’ve never seen anything like it. So up close and personal. It made me realize how small we humans are in comparison to nature.

I learned a lot about volcanoes while watching this film. I didn’t know that gray smoke is much more dangerous than flowing lava. I would have never guessed that. I thought smoke meant the fire was out and the worst was over. Not even close when it comes to a volcano. Now I know, even though I would never dare get close to an active volcano. I saw the aftermath of a volcano in Maui once. That was enough warning for me.

Fire of Love also reminded me how intoxicating it is to find someone as passionate as you about some obscure subject. I could feel their admiration and respect for each other.

When you do what you love despite everyone thinking you are crazy, that’s when you know you are on the right track. This documentary made me think about that. My family and friends thought it was crazy to drive four hours to the Music Box Theater in Chicago to see this documentary and Hallelujah.

Read How far would you go to pursue your passion — Part 1 for more about the theater and…


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