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Looking at a Lizard by Barry Spacks | Monday, October 12, 2015 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

October 12th, 2015

Episode 366 of 788 episodes

My only purpose this moment is looking at a lizard. Does he know he’s not alone? He breathes with tiny push-ups, his skin all hairline caverns soaking up the sun. I doubt, alive, I’m liable to get closer to timelessness than this, looking at a little lizard breathing.

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