On June 1st, I posted about an illustrious visitor that suddenly appeared in our yard,
an amazing, docile beautiful solitary creature, a two-toed sloth.
I was hesitant to post this sad update, but I was was moved to by the perfect poem that
was written for her/him by Swadharma9 who has the blog, “This Happened”
The sloth was baptized “Pablo” by Samreen’s son, who awaited pictures and movies of him every day. We suspected Pablo was a “she” but then decided on the non-binary name of La Pablo:) Moving from tree to tree they stayed in our yard almost three weeks.
I had prepared myself for loss, as they could leave just as they came, but every day our yard felt blessed to have them with us. When one gives their heart to a wild free animal, they can have it broken.
Last Saturday, the unthinkable happened, Pablo fell from a tall tree 35 meters, and within, two hours they were gone. They died on my bed, my cats very concerned, and they died peacefully.
We cried.. We all cried.. and I felt a deep sense of loss and wondering why?
Then the next day, I received this poem from Swadharma9 and my tears changed to understanding. Her words rang true and to share them all with you, I decided to make this post. Thank you, Joy, for finding the words, that were still lost to me.
to the one who fell to earth
languid angel in the tall green trees,
who lost her grip
& fell to earth,
thank you for your holy presence
that you gave to us
whose feet are firm
upon the ground.
you blessed us
for a timeless while
& now you make your way
to higher realms
that we cannot yet see,
back to formlessness,
as you began
before you blessed us
for a spell.
you left your traces in our hearts,
left your body,
left us all
but for the memory
of your brief enchanting life,
your sweet face
& then goodbye.
Sooo beautiful and healing.
I am grateful for the short time this angel graced our lives and our land.