in eastern mythology it is said that an invisible red thread connects us at birth to all the souls we are destined to meet, despite the time, distance, the place, or the circumstances. the thread can bend, stretch or tangle, but can never be broken. this is similar to the western concept of soulmate, but extends beyond 'just' lovers. it's also kismet, destiny or fate...that crazy feeling of deep recognition that can happen between people. in our close relationships and also with 'random'