Tuesday, May 10, 2011


SLOTH – It’s more than just a medium-sized mammal that moves only when necessary and even then very slowly. More than the unwitting prey of jaguars, the harpy eagle, and humans.

Did you know that more than two-thirds of a well-fed sloth's body-weight consists of the contents of its stomach, and the digestive process can take a month or more to complete.

…but beyond the well-known happy facts of sloth-hood dwells something that hits very close to home. So close that it’s frightening…

SLOTH is also an acrostic that describes:

Stupor – state in which one has difficulty in thinking or using one’s senses

Lassitude – uncaring attitude; lack of interest

Obtund – dulled or less sharp

Torpor – lethargic indifference; apathy

Hebetude – mental dullness or lethargy

Evidence suggests I may be a sloth.

That may account for where I’ve been all winter. It’s difficult to blog and write while hanging upside, clinging to a branch, even while being shot at from below.

But I am emerging from my sanctuary of stupor, my oubliette of obtundity, my lair of lassitude, my trammel of torpor, my habitat of hebetude.

I am back in blog-land.


Tristi Pinkston said...

Wow ... this was quite the vocabulary lesson! :)

Wicked-Sassy said...

And we're all happier for it :)

Vicki said...

Funny! Winter can have a way of doing that to us!

Jane Isfeld Still said...

I caught what you had. I am TIRED!! and feeling lazy. 13 more days of seminary WAHOO glad your back LOL

Susan Corpany said...

Can we start a Society of Sloths? And yeah, thanks for the new vocab.

Terri Ferran said...

Thanks for stopping by my branch & hanging out for a minute guys/gals/fellow sloths :-)

Lisa said...

You wrote exactly what I was feeling, the past few months. You put into words, even ones I haven't heard before, what I would like to say on my blog. Will you loan me your post? he he

M-Cat said...

I like sloths.

Mae Rae said...

That is funny, I know so many. I know I am at some time.

My confirmation word for this postnis lazes. Hmmmm, maybe the ar trying to tell us something.