There’s a lizard on the wall of my bedroom, right next to the ceiling. She’s about 2 and a half inches long and has barely moved over the past three days. In the day, to encourage her to flight to freedom, I leave the window open, but so far she hasn’t wanted to escape. Desired entrapment? Perhaps. After too many years of applying to grad school, I finally entered the ICP-Bard program last fall, eager to push myself and disrupt the way I have worked in the past. I found myself pleasurably entrapped (with classmates beyond compare) in a program that challenged me intellectually, emotionally, and physically (no, not weight-lifting contests, just major sleep deprivation). And it has led me here, to Arles, in the south of France, where I am participating in the ICP-Arles Exchange program, and sharing my bedroom with a small lizard. Pas mal.