A lion’s look.

Tell me how you think you’ll feel when you come face to face with a wild animal?

It’s true that somehow elephants calm me, their power absorbs me.

I go still inside and out.

I’ve voluntarily swum with sharks, no cages separating us.

I couldn’t get into the water fast enough. And once again. . .

an almost unnatural-to-most calm came over me.

But lions. . .

There is nothing calming about lions.

There is nothing calming about lions.

I haven’t had many encounters with them, but those that I have had were all completely unnerving

(Oh, but in the most spectacular way)!

It’s rare for a wild animal to look you directly in the eye. It’s rare to get that close to feel the gaze penetrating into you.

There is nothing more unsettling than when you’re tracking a lioness who is walking away from you, calling out to her mate, as she turns 180 degrees and takes steady strides right back towards you, looking. . .

Right through you.

Tell me how you think you’ll feel when you suddenly feel like. . . the next meal. When you lock eyes with instinct herself.

On the few occasions I’ve experienced this, my heart raced so fast, my palms were suddenly clammy and hot, I held my breath; wanting to break the gaze but unable to. . .

For those few moments you’re seduced 》

hypnotised, mesmerised and absolutely powerless against it.

4 thoughts on “A lion’s look.

  1. Love this. I once had the amazing opportunity to witness Kevin Richardson in his element with his lions. It was mesmerising, how he can connect with them.

    1. Thanks for reading. I’m strongly anti-human/wild animal interactions so I’ve had difficulty following him when seeing all the lion-hugging. It’s all cute and Disney. But is it conservation? Is it the right way to ‘protect’ them?

  2. When I see a lion’s look facing me; I think of a strong, proud, self-confident, not grateful to anyone, leadership.

    I never think of experiencing fear. On the contrary,
    I feel extremely excited and try to be very calm. The biggest thing I would do, would be to stay locked and watch it with great admiration. Although I made an effort to stay calm, I guess I can’t relieve the flutter of my heart.

    As a leo person, I am extremely happy to have the same character traits as him.

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