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THREAD DEDICATED TO MY DEAR FRIEND, TRISTAN B. TAYLOR

THREAD                               DEDICATED TO MY DEAR FRIEND, TRISTAN B. TAYLOR

A thread is an acronym for a connection so real, in Chinese culture called, “the red thread of fate”.  My dear friend, an author by the name of Tristan B. Taylor, recently wrote an excellent book about five brothers entwined by a thread amongst one another titled, “Thread, A Brothers’ Keeper Story”, which was an excellent read and inspired me to write about Threads Chinese Culture refers to the “red thread of fate” as a fated connection one has with a soulmate.  This Thread is so strong, yet delicate at the same time and can break with broken trust or lies.  However, this doesn’t happen with one’s true soul mate because a soulmate only connects with the other soulmate once in a lifetime.  The “Red thread of Fate” is also known at the Red Thread of Marriage.  

In China, it is believed there are four threads that bind the people of China’s culture.  The first thread is described as agrarianism.  It means the cultivation of land.  The second thread is morality.  The third cultural thread is the Chinese Pictographic Language.  This begins with the language being taught through thousands of pictures to Chinese children.  The fourth thread is the wariness of foreigners which explains when you visit China, although modern you don’t feel sincerely welcomed according to experiences I have heard from other Americans.  Threads stand for so much with Chinese culture.  

What do threads stand for with myself?  After reading my dear friend’s book, it took me back into the loss of my little sister recently.  I could not think of a better word to describe the bond between us.  Although we were not physically around each other living in different states, there remained an invisible thread that bonded us so deeply through our childhood memories and lifetime of love.  The love for my little sister Jenny was so deep, and yet I could not put together in my mind a very simple way to explain it.  After reading about the bond between five siblings who were brothers.  This thread was finally the word that described what I had been looking for to describe the bond Jenny and I shared.  Tristan didn’t realize it, but, he gave me so much more than his trust with his words in his book.  He finally gave me the one word that described this incredible bond.  I took her death so hard.  I would not have anticipated this until it happened.  I tell this story, first to thank Tristan B. Taylor, the most talented young author I have encountered doing book reviews. I have done many of them, but Tristan’s work has a way of touching the heart.

Part of this story is also to thank God for providing us language to communicate such words in all languages and cultures.  There are different cultures, but love is Universal.  Love is the language of the world.  It is a language and feeling we can all relate to and understand and all hearts relate to.  Thank you Tristan for giving me the book review and the final one word between siblings to describe the strongest feeling I had for my little sister.  September 30th would have been my sister’s 53rd birthday.  I was with her gratefully as she took her last breath.  Although I felt her soul slip away, the thread between us just got longer.  It will never break.  

Thanks so much for reading.  Samantha Leboeuf/Daily Wisdom Words

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Shirley Satterfield
Shirley Satterfield
1 month ago

Nice article, Sam. I plan to buy the book.

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