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Musical Heart with semicolon

The Legend of the Red Thread

The Red Thread of Fate is an East Asian belief originating from a Chinese Legend.  According to this, the God ties an invisible red cord around the ankles of those that are destined to meet one another in a certain situation or help each other in a certain way.  In Japanese and Korean culture, it is thought to be tied around the little finger.  The red string might get tangled, contracted or stretched but it can never break.


Legend has it that the two people connected by this thread will have an important story, regardless of the time, place or circumstances.  The legend of the red thread is a way to understand our itinerary of encounters as a predetermined plot where couples’ relationships, the intimate brushes with someone and all the little or grand stories we crisscross with others are neither random nor accidental, but they are part of a bigger picture which we weave, out of the threads given to us at the time of our birth.  


Accepting this, or at least considering it, helps us to navigate the life sea with calm mind and soul, helping us to accept that the path we opted for or decisions we have taken are the only ones we were destined for.  There were no wrong choices, better paths or poor decisions.


If you will close your eyes and analyze all your major life altering decisions, it is fairly possible that you may be able to connect the dots.

For Angie & Tammy:

We feel as if our destiny has finally arrived! The emblem of the red heart, treble and bass clefs, with the semicolon unites our red thread of destiny with our love of music ... the semicolon instead of a colon on the bass clef means “our story continues.”  This design is on every ukulele and music notebook, as well as matching tattoos.

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