When I posted this on Facebook a few minutes ago, I called the gecko “the Billy Crystal of the lizard world”. I think it’s the smile and the glitter in the eye.
By the way, if you’re curious as to where I’ve disappeared to over the last nine months, go visit SCOPE magazine: www.scope-mag.com. My latest (and most time-consuming) project, SCOPE will keep me busy for a long time, I hope — so my posting on Archipelagoes will likely be limited, by and large, to the occasional sketch or photograph, rather than to my traditional essays. Please keep dropping by here from time to time, and certainly add SCOPE to your favorites list. Looking forward to hearing from you in both venues!