A mass lantern release in the night sky should be on everyone’s bucket list. My wife and son and I went to Las Vegas with good friends who went last year to Rise, a lantern release festival. I also brought the ashes of my Dad who passed away suddenly this year with me and sprinkled some on the lantern I released along with a little note to him. What a flight and view he must have had! An incredibly beautiful, humbling and powerfully emotional moment shared by well over 10,000 people. I could do this every year. The organizers collect every lantern once the night is over.