GIGI 16X20 1997

My weekly doctors appointment gave my ready access to leave Point Reyes and explore the Bay Area. I love this vista from Sausalito at the Golden Gate headlands. I am sitting quietly working, mesmerized by the view, when a mountain lion steps out perhaps ten feet in front of me. It was looking at the same view and never turned to see me. I was astonished. The episode was over before I had time to register fear. It felt like seeing a unicorn, like receiving a blessing. My impression was that it was massive. Leaving the park I saw a ranger and stopped him. He was not surprised the cat was there but thought it probably a juvenile without people smarts.

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