October 17th, 2014

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Lantean Mourning Lanterns

I had this idea a long time ago that once a year, everyone on Atlantis gathers on the piers, paper lanterns in hand. They pass around a thick black marker, carefully writing the names of all the lost on them, one name per lantern. Then they light them and let them float up and out over the water. Nobody really talks, just the sound of water lapping against the edge of the city. And as the lanterns get smaller and smaller, people start to drift back inside, until the lanterns are completely out of sight and the pier is once again empty.

I may have posted about this before, but I was sharing the idea with kidenagain, and we got to talking, and other ideas came up...

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