Soul Mates

An Invisible Red Thread

Connects Those
Who are Destined to Meet

Regardless the Time, the Place
Regardless the Circumstance

The Thread may Stretch or Tangle
But it will never Break.

~ Ancient Chinese Proverb


1.) Salfi Farooq
3.) Pinterest


17 responses

  1. Tangled up in Red, okay. I was familiar with, “Tangled Up In Blue”, also okay. Now if you could help me out with, “Tangled Up In Yellow”, I’d surely appreciate it!

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    July 23, 2017 at 5:33 AM

    • Well,
      ~ Saffron is a red thread.
      ~ During the cooking process, the thread dissolves and releases a yellow color.
      ~ Therefore, while being a red thread, saffron is also yellow.
      ~ Thus when one is ‘Tangled up in Red’ that person is simultaneously ‘Tangled up in Yellow.’

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      July 23, 2017 at 10:39 AM

  2. Thanks. Very timely for me

    Liked by 1 person

    July 23, 2017 at 10:45 AM

  3. I love the idea that Saffron can be the metaphor for the link between people destined to meet. It unites many cultures.

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    July 23, 2017 at 7:04 PM

    • Well said, my friend!!! … seriously, well said.



      July 23, 2017 at 9:24 PM

  4. I’d like to meet this proverbial Chinese who can tell what colour an invisible thread is. Maybe it’s destined.
    And what impression of colour would they get from the threads that connect me to people I have already met? Blue?
    However this is counterintuitive – red shift would indicate moving away, and blue towards… though the original quote did disregard both time and circumstance, which kind of resolves into ‘here’ and ‘now’.
    As the old Gull said, “In the middle of Here and Now, don’t you think we’ll meet once in a while?”
    Quite perspicacious, for a Gull.

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    July 27, 2017 at 12:11 PM

    • Perhaps ‘an invisible red thread’ is akin a koan, much like ‘the sound of one hand clapping.’

      I do meet Gulls once in a while- but usually in a parking lot, rather than the beach. A very perplexing creature, the Gull.


      July 27, 2017 at 12:58 PM

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