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A Magical Encounter

September 12th, 2007 (03:47 pm)

current mood: calm
current song: U2

Last night I enjoyed a long walk through Griffith Park way after dark and long after the park closed. During my time in the park I enjoyed some great company and friendship with WA!, good conversation, and we even got to dodge the police once.

I left Wa!’s place around midnight. While walking up the hill from her place to my vehicle, I found myself face to face in the dark with a coyote. We were perhaps one car length apart when we discovered each other’s presence. We both stopped and stared, neither of us moving.

After a full minute, the coyote moved first. It continued up the hill in the direction we were both originally traveling. I let it get a few paces ahead, and I, too, continued up the hill. The coyote, realizing I was following it, stopped and turned to face me just as it did when it first discovered I was there.

Again, we held eye contact and both of us were completely still. But this time I moved first. I took a couple slow, easy paces in our mutual direction. The coyote then joined me in our walk together up the hill just a couple yards apart from one another.

What a magnificent animal.


Posted by: Edge of the Woods (edgeofthewoods)
Posted at: September 13th, 2007 12:34 am (UTC)


Nature is magic.

Posted by: A 'dangerous girl' (dangergirlv4)
Posted at: September 13th, 2007 03:58 am (UTC)

Ah, I love them.

Posted by: puplet_loaf (puplet_loaf)
Posted at: September 13th, 2007 05:02 am (UTC)
me at 30

That's wonderful. :)

Posted by: Sara (avice)
Posted at: September 13th, 2007 12:18 pm (UTC)
whispy hair

Was back in the park again tonight and surrounded by them.

Posted by: evelyn (nonperdeventura)
Posted at: September 13th, 2007 06:16 pm (UTC)

so, um, i have a sort of similar story...

the night of my college graduation at Pepperdine, my then-beau was proceeding to mouthily ravish my netherparts up on top of the santa monica mountains at about three a.m. on the hood of my car...when we discovered that somewhere in the midst of his enthusiasm, three coyotes had padded over and were watching us.

it was like some surreal absurd version of communing with nature. but the coyotes seemed amused.

Posted by: Astor Gravelle (cartoonmayhem)
Posted at: September 17th, 2007 11:04 pm (UTC)
Want to be friends?

I'm a friend of argentla and I found your blog through hers. I like your writing and your magical connection with animals. Mine seem to be through crows. There are so many magical places in Canada and I look forward to seeing the Northern Lights one day. It is a legend that people who marry while seeing the Northern Lights have really good luck. I just friended you and I invite you to friend me.

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