An invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet...

Regardless of time, place, and circumstance.

The thread may stretch or tangle. But it will never break. -- Ancient Chinese Proverb

Google Photos brought these up from 9 years ago on my phone.

I thought I'd post these since I need to clear space on my regular Google drive. It's only limited to 15 GB.

These look like they're from an art exhibit at the Benicia Library.

If you know me, I'm always hanging out there. I took photos of the art, because of the "Red thread" theory interested me.

From Wikipedia:
The Red Thread of Fate (Chinese: 姻緣紅線; pinyin: Yīnyuán hóngxiàn), also referred to as the Red Thread of Marriage, and other variants, is an East Asian belief originating from Chinese mythology. It is commonly thought of as an invisible red cord around the finger of those that are destined to meet one another in a certain situation as they are "their one true love."


One story featuring the red thread of fate involves a young boy. Walking home one night, a young boy sees an old man (Yue Lao) standing beneath the moonlight. The man explains to the boy that he is attached to his destined wife by a red thread. Yue Lao shows the boy the young girl who is destined to be his wife. Being young and having no interest in having a wife, the young boy picks up a rock and throws it at the girl, running away.

Many years later, when the boy has grown into a young man, his parents arrange a wedding for him. On the night of his wedding, his wife waits for him in their bedroom, with the traditional veil covering her face. Raising it, the man is delighted to find that his wife is one of the great beauties of his village. However, she wears an adornment on her eyebrow.

He asks her why she wears it and she responds that when she was a young girl, a boy threw a rock at her that struck her, leaving a scar on her eyebrow. She self-consciously wears the adornment to cover it up. The woman is, in fact, the same young girl connected to the man by the red thread shown to him by Yue Lao back in his childhood, showing that they were connected by the red thread of fate. 

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