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CIRCLE OF LIFE

Here are the photos from my recent weekend in the desert.  Spent one day in Anza Borrego with the Hidden San Diego team....then the next day in Los Angeles, visiting the Vasquez Rocks park.

It turns out, with all the film photos I took over the weekend, they can be re-arranged to retell the story of The Lion King.  I've laid them out nicely for you, and included paraphrased dialogue.[to avoid any copyright issues]

NANNNNNNNNNN-TSAAAANOMYAAAAAAA
ongyonoma
ingyomaaaa
ongyomaaa

In the ciiiiiircle.... The circle of liiiiiiiiiife. [title]

In the ciiiiiircle....

The circle of liiiiiiiiiife.

[title]

SIMBA:  But dad, don't we eat the antelope? MUFASA:  Yes Simba, but when we die our bodies become the grass.  And the antelope eat the grass.  Thus completing the circle of life.

SIMBA:  But dad, don't we eat the antelope?
MUFASA:  Yes Simba, but when we die our bodies become the grass.  And the antelope eat the grass.  Thus completing the circle of life.

MUFASA:  One day you will be king, and all this will be yours. Everything the light touches. SIMBA:  Everything the light touches? [simba looks at everything in astonishment]

MUFASA:  One day you will be king, and all this will be yours. Everything the light touches.
SIMBA:  Everything the light touches?
[simba looks at everything in astonishment]

SIMBA:  wow....but what about that shadowy area? MUFASA:  That place is forbidden, and you must never go there!

SIMBA:  wow....but what about that shadowy area?
MUFASA:  That place is forbidden, and you must never go there!

MUFASA:  Simba, you have deliberately disobeyed me. SIMBA:  I was just trying to be brave like you! MUFASA:  I'm only brave when I have to be. SIMBA:  I thought kings weren't scared of anything. MUFASA:  I was today....scared that I might lose you. SIMBA:  Dad, we'll be together forever right? [mufasa has a look of concern on his face, as if he's watched the DVD many times and knows what is going to happen to him] MUFASA:  Look at the stars Simba.  The great kings of the past look down on us from those stars.

MUFASA:  Simba, you have deliberately disobeyed me.
SIMBA:  I was just trying to be brave like you!
MUFASA:  I'm only brave when I have to be.
SIMBA:  I thought kings weren't scared of anything.
MUFASA:  I was today....scared that I might lose you.
SIMBA:  Dad, we'll be together forever right?
[mufasa has a look of concern on his face, as if he's watched the DVD many times and knows what is going to happen to him]
MUFASA:  Look at the stars Simba.  The great kings of the past look down on us from those stars.

ZAZU:  Mufasa!  There's a stampede in the gorge!  Simba's down there! MUFASA:  Simba! [Mufasa jumps to action.  He grabs Simba from amidst the chaos and places him safely on a ledge.  Suddenly he is swept up by the torrent of wildebeasts.  He starts climbing up the mountain, as Simba watches from afar] MUFASA:  Brother!  Help me! [Scar pierces is claws into Mufasa's paws] SCAR:  [whispering into his ear] Long live the king... [Mufasa is thrown off the cliff and falls to his death]

ZAZU:  Mufasa!  There's a stampede in the gorge!  Simba's down there!
MUFASA:  Simba!
[Mufasa jumps to action.  He grabs Simba from amidst the chaos and places him safely on a ledge.  Suddenly he is swept up by the torrent of wildebeasts.  He starts climbing up the mountain, as Simba watches from afar]
MUFASA:  Brother!  Help me!
[Scar pierces is claws into Mufasa's paws]
SCAR:  [whispering into his ear] Long live the king...
[Mufasa is thrown off the cliff and falls to his death]

SCAR:  Your father is dead.  And it's all your fault.  What will your mother think? SIMBA:  What should I do uncle Scar? SCAR:  Run away simba.  Run away and never come back.

SCAR:  Your father is dead.  And it's all your fault.  What will your mother think?
SIMBA:  What should I do uncle Scar?
SCAR:  Run away simba.  Run away and never come back.

MUFASA:  Simba....Simba... [a cloud forms in the distance] SIMBA:  Father? MUFASA:  Simba, you have forgotten me. SIMBA:  No! MUFASA:  Simba, you have forgotten me, so you have forgotten yourself.  You must remember who you are.  You are my son, and the rightful king. SIMBA:  No!  Dad!  Don't Go! MUFASA:  Remember Simba... SIMBA:  You said you'd always be there! MUFASA:  Remember Simba...Remember....

MUFASA:  Simba....Simba...
[a cloud forms in the distance]
SIMBA:  Father?
MUFASA:  Simba, you have forgotten me.
SIMBA:  No!
MUFASA:  Simba, you have forgotten me, so you have forgotten yourself.  You must remember who you are.  You are my son, and the rightful king.
SIMBA:  No!  Dad!  Don't Go!
MUFASA:  Remember Simba...
SIMBA:  You said you'd always be there!
MUFASA:  Remember Simba...Remember....

[Scar falls and is confronted by the Hyenas] SCAR:  My Friends! Shenzi:  Friends?! Banzai:  I thought you said we were the enemy... Both:  Ed?! [Ed maniacally nods] [Rafiki points to Pride Rock, then looks at Simba] RAFIKI:  It is time.... [end credits]

[Scar falls and is confronted by the Hyenas]
SCAR:  My Friends!
Shenzi:  Friends?!
Banzai:  I thought you said we were the enemy...
Both:  Ed?!
[Ed maniacally nods]

[Rafiki points to Pride Rock, then looks at Simba]
RAFIKI:  It is time....

[end credits]