The Red String

Red String

There is a legend in Japan that says two people who are destined to be together are bound by a red string tied to their pinkies. The string may become tangled, knotted, messed up, but it can never be cut. Eventually, those two people will find each other again. The legend says that couples are united by the red string of destiny, and that everything that occurred before uniting is nothing more than a plot through the route of string that would end up reuniting them.

I love the idea of this.

I met my husband Matt over 20 years ago at a picnic.

Matt and I went on a hike last weekend. There is something so settling about being out in the woods, breathing in the fresh air, looking at the moss on the ground, smelling the leaves, holding your lovers hand. It occurred to me that, at that very moment, being in the woods with Matt was my destination. Holding his hand, looking at his beautiful face, kissing his cheek, he is my destination. Every decision I have made in my life has led me to this. It is amazing. Startling. Scary. Satisfying.

Thank you red string.

8 Comments

  1. Nancy on February 13, 2016 at 3:24 am

    I love your blog.

    • april on February 13, 2016 at 11:35 pm

      Thanks Nancy!! I love you!!!

  2. Margaret on February 13, 2016 at 3:43 am

    Love this!

    • april on February 13, 2016 at 11:34 pm

      Love you Margaret!

  3. Michelle on February 13, 2016 at 3:57 am

    Yes! I love & believe in the idea of this. I met my husband in 1985 at Crestwood Mall. We were friends for years but lost touch after he moved to Boston. Fast forward to 2009, we reconnected & here we are.

    • april on February 13, 2016 at 11:34 pm

      That’s awesome!!

  4. Cheryl on February 13, 2016 at 5:42 am

    That is really an awesome story!!

    • april on February 13, 2016 at 11:34 pm

      Thanks Cheryl 🙂

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