Those are the moments worth living for.
Last year, I went to a local lantern festival with my fiancé and his family. Apparently, this traditional practice is common in China and recently grew in popularity in the US. If you have a chance to go see one, I highly recommend it…. well, I recommend getting some sort of coupon (Facebook, groupon, etc) because it’s a little pricey when full-price, but I’d love for you to see it yourself.
I also recommend you letting your lantern fully heat before releasing… or else it won’t fully rise, will float parallel near the ground, and accidentally singe a stranger’s hair. Learn from my mistakes because not all strangers are that nice about that kind of stuff. 🙈