All cultures hold memorial rites for the dead. Few things in life are more sacred – being up there with birth, coming of age and bearing our own children. This amazing video had me crying steadily when I first saw it three years ago and I have never forgotten it. Even today, when I work on the more powerful scenes in my storytelling, I look to this anime music video for inspiration. I plan to pattern a scene after it in my ongoing King Sombra Chronicles. Look for a link to it when it is finished.