But here we are. Hi! I’m a sloth and I love to travel. But I also don’t like to leave the comfort of my lush tree home. Except for now. I would love nothing more than to climb down and travel to the farthest reaches of the earth, nay, the galaxy! Or even just to a restaurant in my hood and order a meal that I don’t have to climb to get myself. But I, like you, are stuck at home, unable to leave and do any of these things. For the greater good. To save lives.
Such a simple, direly important, request that at times seems impossibly difficult. When I have the freedom to go anywhere I please I often opt to sit at home in front of the TV cruising Netflix (it’s a high tech tree house). But being told I can’t leave makes me want to run screaming to the nearest watering hole. I’m sure, in this, I’m not alone.
We are experiencing so many feelings right now, and they ebb and rage and change a hundred times a day. All of these feelings are valid. Everything you feel right now, is valid. Even that craving for the junkiest treat you can imagine, because we all just want be comforted by something.
It’s easy to feel hopeless and scared for the future. We are collectively grieving as a species right now. Grieving real loss of life and grieving the loss of our livelihood. We know things are not the same, and in all likelihood, will never go back to being the same. While some of this is and will be negative change, some of it will be positive. Some fleeting, some permanent.
A light is being cast on many injustices and inequalities of the world right now. I believe it will be a long road to recovery, but I also believe many things will change for the better, for most of us. Sloths included. Through all this darkness we will find light. Try to be strong. Even if you have to fake it until you make it.
“It is only in our darkest hours that we may discover the true strength of the brilliant light within ourselves that can never, ever, be dimmed.”– Doe Zantamata
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