I was browsing Facebook today, and one of the pages I follow posted something about a semicolon.
I have seen it before, and no, I’m not talking about in a sentence. Someone tattooed one on their wrist. I thought, well that’s odd… But a great many people tattoo things. The story was that it could have ended, just like a sentence, but they kept going.
It’s one of those odd things that people do to raise awareness for suicide prevention. There’s another movement, something called the butterfly project? You draw a butterfly when you want to cut. If you don’t cut, the butterfly lives. But if you cut, the butterfly dies.
Anyhow, I just thought that it was interesting that the semicolon is representing the opportunity to stop but keep going.
I, unfortunately, killed my butterfly last week. Now, I have to keep the ideas at bay and hope that I can move on from my last relapse.
Don’t let your story end.