This evening we began to see tweets about sky lanterns floating from Gas Works Park over Lake Union. They were released, we learned, in a memorial to Luke Dorsey, who died on Monday, November 15, after fighting bladder cancer.
His wife, Erin Dorsey, wrote on the blog devoted to keeping his loved ones apprised of his condition that Luke hadn’t wanted a memorial of any kind but that family and friends needed closure. “We will be having a japanese lantern lighting ceremony, Saturday night at 7 pm,” Erin wrote on Wednesday in a lovely tribute to Luke. “I can’t think of a more beautiful way to send out our love, than to light off hundreds of lanterns into the sky.”
Luke died at the age of 34. Erin shared this photo of him:
(Photos courtesy of Erin Dorsey)