One moment, it defines us. Take that split second, and split it again. There. Flashes of brilliance, burnt in our minds forever, that defy the laws of time, and live immortal. What if we could freeze that moment? Revisit it. Try to understand it. Worship it. Preserve it. Rewrite the unwriteable. There is no going back.
Tōrō nagashi (灯籠流しTōrō = lantern / nagashi = cruise, flow) is a Japanese ceremony in which participants float paper lanterns down a river. This is primarily done on the last evening of the Bon Festival, festival based on the belief that this guides the spirits of the departed back to the other world. The white lanterns are for those who have died in the past year. Traditional Japanese beliefs state that humans come from water, so the lanterns represent their bodies returning to water.