NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION TO GET RID OF A ‘DEADLY SIN’

… which is sloth (laziness).  Wanna know what sloth is?

It’s being DETERMINED to get to grips with all three deadly sins

(from the gospel according to Milton Jones )

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20 thoughts on “NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION TO GET RID OF A ‘DEADLY SIN’

  1. As the late, great Michael Flanders put it –

    A Bradypus, or Sloth, am I,
    I live a life of ease
    Contented not to do or die,
    But idle as I please
    I have three toes on either foot, Or half a doz. on both
    With leaves and fruits, and shoots to eat,
    How sweet to be a Sloth

    The world is such a cheerful place
    When viewed from upside-down;
    It makes a rise of every fall,
    A smile of every frown;
    I watch the fleeting flutter by
    Of butterfly or moth
    And think of all the things I’d try
    If I were not a Sloth.

    I could climb the very highest Himalayas,
    Be among the greatest ever tennis players,
    Win at chess or marry a Princess or
    Study hard and be an eminent professor.
    I could be a millionaire, play the clarinet,
    Travel everywhere,
    Learn to cook, catch a crook,
    Win a war then write a book about it.
    I could paint a Mona Lisa,
    I could be another Caesar.
    Compose an oratorio that was sublime.
    The door’s not shut on my genius but
    I just don’t have the time!

    For days and days among the trees
    I sleep and dream and doze
    Just gently swaying in the breeze
    Suspended by my toes
    While eager beavers overhead
    Rush through the undergrowth
    I watch the clouds beneath my feet;
    How sweet to be a Sloth.

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    1. Thanks, V! A very happy and peaceful new year to you and your family too. I guess you’ve come across the ‘seven deadlies’ in your English studies – and in Italian too of course, where Dante refers to them in his Inferno.

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