Sunday, August 29, 2010

Scent of a Lion

We’re driving deep into the bush one morning when the Jeep shudders, swerves, and we go spinning off to the right.

What happened?

We nearly ran over a lion sleeping in the middle of the road. The lion sits up and stares with an expression that says, You woke me. His head is enormous. His eyes are the color of lemon-lime Gatorade.

The smell of him is a musk so primal that it makes us lightheaded.

- Andre Agassi from his beautiful book OPEN

Lion Photo: Ltshears