“This week, share a surprise with us, as you see it through your lens.”
I saw the lizard on the window ledge and, as I approached, I wondered when it would see me and run away. But, surprisingly, it didn’t move. Perhaps it was staying still as a strategy.And then I realised that actually it was dead, frozen in this active pose, looking through the glass louvre, as though still trying to get inside. I know nothing about what causes lizards to die, other than old age or being eaten by predators. (What is the expected lifespan of small, brown garden lizards?) They must also die of diseases too, like us. But in midstream like this? Waiting to get in. Surprised by death. How strange.