date of event – October 5, 2010. Canton The mountain lion strutted out of the woods into the back yard. I was in the newly completed sun room. I was admiring the floor to ceiling windows and the view into the back yard that early evening. I watched as an animal took languid steps. Its’ shoulder and hip muscles rippled with each movement forward. I was in awe of it and was not thinking about What It Was – Just that it was Right There. The animal turned to look me in the eyes . His beautiful eyes met mine. I was face to face with a lion with only glass between us. His gaze was long. It was a friendly gaze. The animal did not feel threat. He spoke a peaceful language with his eyes. The eyes of the lion and its’ face is forever embedded in my minds’ eye. It was a spiritual moment – He slowly looked away and continued on his path to find his dinner. The long tail swooped up and curled around – the tail was still visible through the woods. I screamed once I realized a lion had looked me in the eyes in my own house . I ran to get my camera but it was too late for that. It was not too late for my boyfriend to come running and confirm that long telltale tail of a mountain lion.