Zing: Indigenous Species

A lizard crossed my path this morning. I had the immediate feeling that he belonged in the space occupied by the courtyard of my Northridge, California apartment complex more than I did. Much like the sandworms of Frank Herbert’s Dune or the sacrificing, multi-stage creatures of Orson Scott Card’s Speaker for the Dead, they were there before humanity showed up and imposed it’s will on the land. I can’t describe the lizard. I saw it for just over a second, but encountering something and realizing that I’m the alien will stick with me.


A Magic District article by John Brown inspired me to find the Zing in my daily life. When I find something good, I’ll try to share.

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~ by mentatjack on October 22, 2009.

3 Responses to “Zing: Indigenous Species”

  1. Don’t come to Florida then…there’s nothing about living in this state that makes me feel at all secure in my control or owning of the environment. The lizards and birds have far more control than I do…and the bugs…I’m just along for the ride.

  2. […] post by John Brown inspired me to write this post and this post. I just finished reading the teaser chapters and I’m hooked. I’ve grown […]

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