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The Red String of Fate

By Nick_w      
First of all a big thanks to all the king comments and awards and GEA on my last image. It's an image that means a lot to me, for a number of reasons so thank you to all.

OK this image its a homage to an old Chinese Proverb .. but with a little twist.

One story featuring the red string of fate involves a young boy. Walking home one night, a young boy sees an old man (Yue Xia Lao) standing beneath the moonlight. The man explains to the boy that he is attached to his destined wife by a red thread. Yue Xia Lao shows the boy the young girl who is destined to be his wife. Being young and having no interest in having a wife, the young boy picks up a rock and throws it at the girl, running away. Many years later, when the boy has grown into a young man, his parents arrange a wedding for him. On the night of his wedding, his wife waits for him in their bedroom, with the traditional veil covering her face. Raising it, the man is delighted to find that his wife is one of the great beauties of his village. However, she wears an adornment on her eyebrow. He asks her why she wears it and she responds that when she was a young girl, a boy threw a rock at her that struck her, leaving a scar on her eyebrow. She self-consciously wears the adornment to cover it up. The woman is, in fact, the same young girl connected to the man by the red thread shown to him by Yue Xia Lao back in his childhood, showing that they were connected by the red string of fate."

However, life being what it is, it doesn't always follow the classical fairytale ....

Tags: Humour and fun red string Pip atkins infidelity mid life crisis

Voters: Spkr51, Daisymaye, sherlob and 39 more

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Comments


Spkr51 5 United States
22 Apr 2017 11:28PM
Superb shot ***** SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
22 Apr 2017 11:29PM
That's a lovely story. Now I feel sad for this elderly gentleman. Very creative work.
Nick_w Plus
14 4.3k 99 England
22 Apr 2017 11:42PM
..Why feel sorry for him Sandy? He's the one cutting the cord Wink
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
22 Apr 2017 11:50PM
It makes me feel like that's the only way he can go on. But it's hurting him to do it.
Nick_w Plus
14 4.3k 99 England
22 Apr 2017 11:52PM
Very prophetic Sandy.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2017 12:39AM
Excellent image... Superb image...
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taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
23 Apr 2017 12:51AM
Let the red cord NOT be the red button!
23 Apr 2017 1:32AM
Wonderful photo and a terrific story.

Peter
tonyguitar 9 77 37 Canada
23 Apr 2017 3:31AM
You did an impressive work in honour of this ledgend.. Excellent photograph. TG
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1878 England
23 Apr 2017 6:04AM
There's a point beyond obvious motive...
Diggeo 8 13 Greece
23 Apr 2017 7:35AM
Excellent creation!!
bluesandtwos 11 525 1 England
23 Apr 2017 9:19AM
In every aspect this is brilliant! Pure and utter genius, once again I am in awe of what you conceive and achieve.
I would be content if once, just once, in my lifetime I could produce an image that was even half as good as most of yours. I take off my hat to you sir! Smile

Dave
23 Apr 2017 10:15AM
terrific image and story
SlowSong Plus
13 9.9k 30 England
23 Apr 2017 10:17AM
A story of guilt? He must suffer for his actions and lead a lonely life.
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Nick_w Plus
14 4.3k 99 England
23 Apr 2017 11:39AM
I thought I replied earlier. Thanks everyone for the kind words and awards it really is appreciated.
24 Apr 2017 10:45AM
Wow !! Amazing work !

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