Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Lantern Floating Ceremony

Aloha, Dear Friend!

click on the photos :)
The Holiday is over,
but every day is a holiday in Waikiki

"If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking.

Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk. "

Raymond Inmon

photo courtesy of Ted Trimmer

"Time does not become sacred to us
until we have lived it,
until it has passed over us
and taken with it part of ourselves."

John Burroughs


Memorial Day is packed with emotion.
From the fly overs of jets
to the ceremonies;
For one day we remember
those who serve
with a choking mixture of
pride, pain, celebration,
and deep regret,
mingled with

Here in Honolulu
lantern floating ceremony,
based on the Toro Nagashi of Japan,
is held every Memorial Day.

Below is a brief, touching video of last year's event,
followed by a longer video of this year's.

Wishing you Peace,