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