She expected something very different out of love. She had reluctantly accepted suffering as an inevitable component of deep passion, and was resigned to putting her feelings at risk. If you asked her what it was she was gambling her emotions on to win, she would not have been able to say. She knew what she didn't want, however, and that was exactly what she valued above all else.
My tattoo is based off of the idea of the red string of fate, an Asian belief that two people are connected by a red string (tied together by the gods) and they are destined to develop a great friendship, fall in love, or help each other in some way. It’s a reminder to me that my relationships with people around me are going to continuously change, fall apart, evolve, and improve, and that’s okay - we are connected, nevertheless. Plus, I think it’s pretty darn cute.