Don’t call me in the middle of the night, no more Don’t expect me to be there Don’t think that it will be the way it was before Don’t think that I care I’m not over you yet And I don’t wanna be your friend
These floating lanterns memorialize those that have passed away at Ala Moana Park in Honolulu, Hawaii. As the sun sets in the background, small boats with Buddhist monks and church volunteers help to launch and shepherd the small armada of lantern ships, each inscribed with sentiments from family and friends. This traditional Buddhist practice began as a small ritual, but has since grown to become a major event attracting thousands of people of all faiths from around the world.
“I think I’m losing it—I don’t know what’s happening, what happened, but I look at you, I look at you, and I love you so much. Not because of anything you’ve said, or done, or anything at all. I look at you, and I just love you, and it terrifies me. It terrifies me what I would do for you.”