Last week, after many years – I re-watched an anime series called Tenchi in Tokyo. In interesting part of the story was the inclusion of the red thread of fate (a.k.a. red string of fate). “According to this myth, the gods tie a red cord around the ankles of those that are to meet one another in a certain situation or help each other in a certain way.” This is the Chinese version of it, the Japanese version has it around their little finger – which is how Tenchi in Tokyo depicted it.
Relationships are not easy and they don’t always last. For years, it seemed like no one in my life would ever stick around long enough to get to know me or would be my friend. And for years, I felt that I had no friends. When I did start making friends again and losing them, I decided that I can’t be friends solely by the fact that some people happened to be in the same place at the same time. There has to be something else that keeps them in my life. With the internet, people can stay connected over long distances better – though there are other things that bond people together. Perhaps these are the red threads that we don’t see.
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