Years ago I had a friend named Kirie. She lived on the edge of the Olympic Mountains in a cabin, right on the Hood Canal. She had such a cool piece of property, with a ladder that went directly into the water. And one night, one particularly warm summer night, some friends and I decided to go swimming in the canal. And what happened when we got into the water and started moving our hands and feet around, doggie paddling? A warm glow came from bioluminescent dinoflagellate – basically, plankton that glow in the dark. Have you ever heard of such a thing? It's truly amazing to see, and even more amazing to see at night in the ocean.
My point? This glowing lantern from Bre makes me remember that night – one of the best memories of my life. You can make these lanterns yourself very easily with Mod Podge, glitter, and mason jars. I don't know when I'll get a chance to get back to the ocean and swim with the plankton again, but until then, these dreamlights provide some nice memories. Learn how to make them below!