Tuesday, May 10, 2011
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.