Mesmerizing to behold

Mesmerizing to behold

One of the most colorful revelries in Taiwan is the Sky Lantern Festival. It is held every year in the remote hillside town of Pingxi. People get a chance to write their wishes on the sky lanterns and release them to the skies in a hope of making their wishes known to heaven.
Sky lanterns (Tien-Deng) have been an Asian tradition for hundreds of years. In the past, the lanterns are used by those who worked or farmed in the mountains to inform their families that they are safe. Likewise, it was also used as a warning signal to their families that they need help when faced with danger. Today, the sky lanterns are not use as warfare signals anymore; it is used as cultural attraction symbolizing peace and good fortune.
Seeing this festivity makes me feel like Rapunzel in the Disney Movie ‘Tangle’. It was beautiful and breathtaking. I can’t take off my eyes to the thousands of floating lanterns drifting upwards into the stillness of the night. They are like shooting stars; beautiful and romantic. They are so magical and mesmerizing to behold.

Rapunzel:
All those days watching from the windows
All those years outside looking in
All that time never even knowing
Just how blind I’ve been
Now I’m here, blinking in the starlight
Now I’m here, suddenly I see
Standing here, it’s oh so clear
I’m where I’m meant to be
(Chorus)
And at last I see the light
And it’s like the fog has lifted
And at last I see the light
And it’s like the sky is new
And it’s warm and real and bright
And the world has somehow shifted

All at once everything looks different
Now that I see you

Eugene(Flynn):
All those days chasing down a daydream
All those years living in a blur
All that time never truly seeing
Things, the way they were
Now she’s here shining in the starlight
Now she’s here, suddenly I know

If she’s here it’s crystal clear
I’m where I’m meant to go

Rapunzel & Eugene (Flynn):
And at last I see the light

Eugene (Flynn):
And it’s like the fog is lifted

Rapunzel & Eugene (Flynn):
And at last I see the light

Rapunzel:
And it’s like the sky is new

Rapunzel & Eugene (Flynn):
And it’s warm and real and bright
And the world has somehow shifted

All at once, everything is different
Now that I see you,
Now that I see you!

One day these lanterns will be part of my biggest day ever!

XOXO

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My life could be packed into simple words- I live to be uncommonly well.
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