Red Thread Expectations

 

⊛  Red Thread Expectation  
⊛  cut paper + washi / wood  
⊛  6 x 4 in • 150 x 100 mm  
⊛  private collection  

 

There's a nice belief among the Japanese that everyone is connected to the person that they are destined to be with by a thin, invisible red thread.

Go ahead, take a moment to get comfy with "red" and "invisible" describing the same object. You can't beat a good paradox.

I've always liked this red string of fate, just as I've always had a soft spot for the idea of soulmates. Destiny's a funny thing, tho. It doesn't always play by our rules, and alot can happen while you're waiting for fate to untangle itself.

Illustration Friday: Red