If you don’t believe in magic you will when you attend the RiSE Festival.  This year RiSE Lantern Festival celebrated their fourth year in the Mojave Desert.  This year the event was particularly special because it was honoring those who were affected by the tragedy in Las Vegas.  RiSE brings together participants who want to share their hopes, dreams and wishes with loved ones and strangers.  Attendees come together and release lanterns, you can choose to write a message, a wish or dreams on it.  I saw people draw on them, write wishes, write messages to loved ones who have passes away, and some left the lanterns as is.  I met a girl who came because she recently lost her father and boyfriend in the last couple of months and she wanted to celebrate them there. Many came to honor those who were shot in the senseless tragedy in Las…

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