Tonight when I got home I flipped on the television just in time for the start of The Lion King. One of my #23til23 challenges was to watch a movie I loved as a child. To me, The Lion King will always hold a place close to my heart. It’s a movie I watched once or twice a week as a kid, at my grandparent’s house when they’d watch my siblings and I while our parents were working. My grandpa loved the movie, and he would always excitedly sing along to the into to the film. (In fact, before googling the correct lyrics, I knew it as “AHHHHH TASMANIAAAA,” as that is what Buster (Grandpa) would sing.
No matter how old I am, Mufasa’s death will always cause me to cry, scream, and yell at the tv. I remember being horrified by Scar as a kid, and how adorable I found Simba and his expressions. The film will always remind me of Buster, popcorn, and the wooden bowls Grandma would serve us the popcorn in as we watched the movie. Sometimes as a kid I would imagine myself running through the wild alongside the lions, and hiding from Scar and the hyenas.
So, with that in mind, for today’s drawing, I imagined myself sitting alongside Mufasa and Simba on Pride Rock. “Everything the light touches is our kingdom…” and as long as you’re smiling, there’s light everywhere. 🙂