I finally did it, finally found something that meant enough to me that I wanted to put it on my body...it is a simple, dainty red ribbon...my take on an old Asian belief (called the red ribbon of fate) that simply says we are all tied to specific people throughout our lives for specific reasons (for love, or friendship, or who knows what) and nothing can keep us apart, not obstacles nor fate because destiny has determined our connection.
I very much believe we all meet the people we are supposed to meet, when we're supposed to meet them for some specific reason. I also believe we all serve some very specific purpose in each other's lives. This helps me make sense of why things happen, especially painful things. Of course, the hard part is knowing when to let go because we aren't meant to hang onto everyone forever...not physically anyway.
So, when I saw this ribbon, and read more about it, I knew without a doubt it was what I wanted. It sits on the inside of my left wrist where I can be reminded always of something I hold very dear.