A boat bobbing on the Gulf of Thailand carried the ashes of four-year-old Pattanan Mumklang.
Nicknamed "Model", the chubby-cheeked girl with a toothy smile had dreamed of seeing the sea and playing in its waves. Her grandmother had promised they would visit this year.
But on Oct. 6, Model and many of her classmates were murdered at their nursery by a former police officer, in the world's deadliest killing of children in recent years.
Once on the boat, at a spot far from shore, the family unwrapped Model's ashes and let them float away on the waves. From a golden bowl, they scattered orange blossoms. Pink rose petals floated on the water.
"If the next life is real, please come back to be my daughter again," Kanitha said.
(Writing by Poppy McPherson; Picture editing by Gabrielle Fonseca Johnson and Eve Watling; Text editing by Kanupriya Kapoor; Layout by Eve Watling)