The Lesson of the Italian Lizard


Akosmopolite

By Trina Otero

I kept seeing a lizard walk by the open door downstairs. He couldn’t walk inside because the screen was pulled down [they slide down here in Italy, instead of sliding left or right in the US]. I noticed the lizard walked by the doorway each time I was thinking about certain things, or praying about certain things. I was also working on this blog. I felt it was trying to tell me something…..so I searched and I found this story. I really love it.

Dreaming Lizard sat lolling in the shadow of a big rock, shading himself from the desert sun. Snake crawled by, looking for some shadow to coil up in and rest. Snake watched Lizard for awhile as Lizard’s eyeballs went side to side behind his enormous closed lids. Snake hissed to get Lizard’s attention. Slowly Lizard’s dreaming eyes opened and he saw Snake.

“Snake! You…

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