Solomon wrote in Proverbs 24:26, “An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips,” which may be true, but I am undecided how honest I care to be with this Mojave Fringe-toed Lizard (Uma scoparia), regardless of its sumptuous maquillage(d) lips that seem to beseech snogging! Of course Judas betrayed Jesus Christ with a kiss, and that vitiates any benevolent or noble association or intention of such affection.
Still, both Paul and Peter enjoin us respectively to, “Greet one another with a holy kiss,” (2 Corinthians 13:12) and “Greet one another with a kiss of love.” (1 Peter 5:14) In all honesty, he does not appear any more delighted to endure my kiss than I to bestow it. Perhaps I will postpone it until our next encounter.
Arizona, U.S. | 1/500 | F13 | ISO 200 | 300mm
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