Descendent worship

“Ancestors deserve veneration, but that style of worship has been done a million times. Here we try for something new. Here we pray for future generations. We pray for the children, and for the children’s children. We pray that future generations will thrive on this planet. We burn the incense before an altar of children playing; we offer small bowls of rice and small cups of sake; we pray that people keep future children in mind. They are going to need it.”