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An end is just another beginning by Haupia An end is just another beginning by Haupia
This was a personal lantern that my mom and I floated at the [link] Lantern Floating Festival (Japanese, I believe) here in Hawaii.

We miss you Cal.

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Given 2012-06-30
An end is just another beginning by ~Haupia was also suggested by *Dragonflyandromeda and ~Skyhalo ( Suggested by SavageFrog and Featured by Kaz-D )
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Freyaschild Featured By Owner Edited Oct 30, 2014
Truly a beautiful gift to your loved one of spirit~
I too -lost- someone last year, a friend who I barely knew but cherished like family...A car accident took his and his daughter's physical lives and...it shattered me beyond strong masks even after graduation. The hardest petal of the healing road was not being able to apologize physical, face to face...for many mistakes that I made that nearly cost our friendship.  I was 16 and very careless, but now 4 years later I've been making up for all of it even through the blinded tears and bittersweet compassion for who I was...It is my constant apology to him.  But the torch of hope, and unconditionally loving dreams is the legacy I take after him.
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Sev808 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This year was the first time I went, very sobering
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:iconhaupia:
Haupia Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student Photographer
Agreed.
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SingMirNach Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very very beautiful...

I feel speechless now...
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:iconsemuele:
Semuele Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very very beautiful! If I may ask, what does the writing say? Or is it too personal?
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:iconhaupia:
Haupia Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student Photographer
For my younger brother who passed away.
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:iconhaupia:
Haupia Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student Photographer
Too personal. In a gist, it's an apology of sorts to my brother from my mom as well as words of love to him.
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:iconalexanderpaupoff:
AlexanderPaupoff Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Hello,
This was featured in ArtistleFeatures Vol. VI at #Artistle
Thank you for sharing your wonderful work :tea:
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:iconhaupia:
Haupia Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Student Photographer
And thank you for featuring me! :)
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:iconk-o-photography:
K-O-Photography Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
you are featured :D
[link]
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:iconhaupia:
Haupia Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Photographer
Aw! Thank you!
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:icontimelyclassicstudios:
TimelyClassicStudios Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so beautiful
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:iconhaupia:
Haupia Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Photographer
Glad you think so! :)
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:iconleonesskln:
LeonessKLN Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really hope this is true.
That way I know the one I have just lost is just beginning
to live again!!
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:iconhaupia:
Haupia Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Photographer
I believe it to be true. In many aspects of life.

And it may be a slow process of returning to a new beginning or what you feel is one but I believe that one way or another, we all make it there. Even if we die, it is a new beginning for other life forms.
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ELaiNes-DarkRoom Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Lovely :love:
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:iconheartinart:
heartinart Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Moving and beautiful!
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:iconhaupia:
Haupia Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student Photographer
Glad that you think so! :)
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:iconsammie-random:
Sammie-random Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I've featured your artwork here [link]
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:iconhaupia:
Haupia Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student Photographer
Why thank you!
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:iconsammie-random:
Sammie-random Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :)
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awfultosee Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
featured [link] :heart:
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:iconhaupia:
Haupia Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student Photographer
Why thank you!
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:iconawfultosee:
awfultosee Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
welcome!
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:iconkaato66:
Kaato66 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Superb shot!
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:icontraumfaengerin-wish:
Traumfaengerin-Wish Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very, very beautiful.
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:iconhaupia:
Haupia Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Photographer
Why thank you! :]
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Traumfaengerin-Wish Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome!
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smilejustbcuz Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is absolutely stunning <3 I've always wanted to do this, and I imagined that if I ever did get a chance to float my own lantern it would look like this! Man, this is just an all around amazing photo. The lighting, the colors, the focus everything is absolutely gorgeous. You took a SPECTACULAR photo! :D
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:iconhaupia:
Haupia Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student Photographer
I hope that one day, you're able to create a lantern for a loved one that has passed away. :] I want to thank you for your comment as well, it's very lovely and awesome! :D
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smilejustbcuz Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You are very welcome :D
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soyoungsobadsowhat Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
nice picture, thanks for badge
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:iconhaupia:
Haupia Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student Photographer
No problem and thank you. :]
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:icongetbehindme:
getbehindme Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student
this is sooo beautiful!
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:iconhaupia:
Haupia Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you very much!
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:iconwisperwynd:
Wisperwynd Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so beautiful <3
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:iconhaupia:
Haupia Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconwisperwynd:
Wisperwynd Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome <3
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elbereth408 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful, very good job :)
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:iconhaupia:
Haupia Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student Photographer
Why thank you! :D
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:iconfallenrights:
FallenRights Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
beautiful. it reminds me of the flying lanterns in China. You put your wish on it and light a fire inside the lantern and let it go.
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:iconhaupia:
Haupia Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Photographer
For these, they are Japanese and are related to death.

But it is quite beautiful to watch. Some people were lighting up floating lanterns as well but they are now illegal.
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paniparanoja Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow! lovely!
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:iconhaupia:
Haupia Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you very much!
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Wolfie661 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
incredible photo :)
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