Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Feeling slow?





I was driving in a hurry out my Sister in Law's house a couple of days ago when I spotted a slow moving something on the road. I stopped the car to take a better look and saw this cute sloth. How about that?!






He was - ok, don't know if it was a "he" but it somehow reminded me of Beau Bridges so a he it is.. ;o) - so adorable and looked so in peace. He looked at me, looked at the kids, looked both ways and continued walking. Lazily stretching his front paws one after the other on the pavement.

It got me thinking that he looked so content and unaware of the fast moving/crazy world around him. I could swear he was smiling. Little things like this always make me think twice about what's important.

I took a couple of pictures with my iphone and then decided to skip the errands I was supposed to do and instead slowly drove home, played some music and talked with the kids about silly stuff and life.

I suggest you do the same. Take your time and enjoy your surroundings. Be a sloth from time to time! :o)

19 comments:

Candace Trew Camling said...

how cool! I love sloths, I think they are so darling! I have never seen one outside of a zoo, though.

Kelly Light said...

Beau Bridges! That cracked me up! Great post Ali!

Christie Wright Wild said...

Oh, wow! What country do you live in? At first glance, I thought it was going to be a turtle. I always save turtles, except for the one I ran over. I cried for weeks over that. My children were even in the car. I'm so inspired you felt the need to go home and be with your kids. I need to do the same. Thanks for sharing. Life really does move too fast. When I hear sloth, I think of the Ice Age movies.

John Lechner said...

That's awesome! So whatever happened to him? Did he ever reach his destination? The third photo looks like he's trying to tell you something.

Katriona said...

Sloths are amazing... I like his centre-parting! :D

Tineke Meirink said...

What a really nice blogpost Alicia!

Renee Taprell said...

Being from Australia, I have never seen a sloth before He's so cute! I loved how he inspired you to slow down and enjoy life. A great photo and post with meaning!

Alicia Padrón said...

Candance, they are many here in the wild but still we don't see them so often. They tend to be hidden in trees. They are cute!


LOL!! well Kelly.. what can I say. There is a resemblance ;o)


Christine, I live in Venezuela. Oh no.. your turtle story sounds awful. I know I would of been just like you. It's awful when those accidents happen.


Hey John! Well I didn't take a picture of the other side, what was behind me. It's an open green area full of bamboo trees and other big old trees and he was headed in that direction. I left when he was almost there. :o)


Haha, yes Katriona.. makes him look very handsome and kind of groovy. :o)


Thanks Tineke, glad you enjoyed it!


Oh I'm sure you've seen many animals in the wild over there Renee! I'm dying to visit Australia some day. I'm happy to hear you liked my post!

Nina Crittenden said...

What a treat! So glad you took photos and shared them with us! What a gorgeous face, he just looks so content! I can't wait to show this to my kids. Here is the riddle?
"Why did the sloth cross the road?"
Because it made him happy! :)

Renee Kurilla said...

This is just absolutely inspiring :) I think I am in love with sloths! Whoever thought that an animal who gets such a bad rep would be a reminder to slow down and appreciate life. Makes perfect sense to me now :)

Christina Rodriguez said...

What a cutie! I hope he eventually got to wherever he needed to be!

Deb said...

Great post Ali...made my day :)

Gina Perry said...

Wow Ali! That's amazing. It honestly looks like a stuffed animal on first glance each time I look at the pictures. Quite different from my sightings of wild turkeys, turtles, chipmunks, or squirrels. Oh, and I'll take you up on the sloth advice for sure!

Alicia Padrón said...

Hi Nina! I like your riddle. And he actually crossed to get to the other side (where the tress where) just as the chicken. :o)


I agree Renee. You should of seen him move. He really looked so content!


Hope so too Christina.


Aww I'm happy it did Debbie! :o)


Haha he does look like a stuffed animal Gina. Oh wild turkeys! I've never seen those.

Debbie Meyer said...

Too cute! I love sloths too. I would feel the urge to pick him up and help him along on his journey (but those long claws would scare me away from that thought). Thanks for sharing him with us. The only unusual creature I've seen here in Texas is an armadillo (actual live one, we see dead ones all the time), and 3 tarantula - the armadillo was interesting, but the tarantula scared the beejesus out of me. YIKES!

Alicia Padrón said...

Tarantulas?!! You are kidding me Debbie! Oh no.. see those are some furry creatures I do NOT like! Brrr...... I am terrified of them. LOL

Janet Dibbydabby.com illustrator said...

How cool, a sloth crossing the road. Thats amazing. Ive seen echidnas and foxes and kangaroos and things like that but i doubt I will ever see a sloth, thanks for sharing that!

Alicia Padrón said...

Wow Janet, I would love to see those too! :o)

Dani said...

wow, great post so inspiring ... life's really too fast!
A sloth crossing a road is a perfect title for an amazing story aswell ;)
How far and wonderful places you live in with so many wild creatures ... armadillos, kangaroos, sloths ...
The only wild creature I have ever crossed while driving was a stag ... magnificent ... but guess that where you have sloths a stag might be exotic too ;)