Day 17

January 31, 2015
Day 17: Sloths

I’ve been told that if you can find out what books and/or television shows a person takes interest in, you can invariably determine, for the most part, what kind of person they are. If such a statement were to be true, then Ann should be easily classified as a woman who simply adores all aspects of life.

Her book shelves, as we’ve spoken about in Day 10, are littered with tens of millions of words dissecting every facet of the human condition, but Ann’s television is reserved for the animal kingdom. Discovery Channel and one of their more popular brands, Animal Planet, have earned their place in Ann’s primary evening selections.

In 2013, a new series on Animal Planet would create quite a stir in our house. “Meet the Sloths” was an instant hit in our home. You could hear Ann and our girls constantly saying, “How cute?!” the sloths were, especially the babies.  Their love for Buttercup and the twins, Violet and Sebastian, was felt as each minute of the broadcast aired.

When Randy, the trouble maker was finally introduced, Ann was cracking up left and right. “Randy!” she would say, putting greater emphasis on the “R” in Randy for a few seconds longer than normal. Every turn “Rrrrandy” would take, Ann would be there to admire.

Maybe it was because the sloths were cute as cute can be. Maybe it was because of the work that was being done at the sanctuary. Maybe it was simply a half hour display of purity, but whatever the reason, those sloths still hold a place in our home to this day.

So in honor of all that simply requires nothing more than love, I present this sloth. Every time I see a sloth now, I can see the very reason why Heaven put so much faith in her. I can see a time when all that is lost, all that is discarded and all that should have been valued will come to find a home in her and most importantly, I see her, just as unconditionally as I did when I first laid eyes on her… almost eighteen years ago.


Medium: Watercolors
Size: 6 x 4 (inches)
Materials: 90lb Cold Press Paper
Frame: Mini Wooden Shadow Box with Glass (4 5/8"W x 6 5/8"T x 1.25"D)
Completed: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Artist: Adam Kiger
Represented By: Park View Gallery
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