“You often meet your fate on the road you take to avoid it.”
― Goldie Hawn

Do you believe in fate? I personally have mixed emotions about this concept. I am a complete hopeless romantic that I dream of having those fairytale-like, happy ending, prince charming kind of love story. Well probably not exactly having a prince and fairies but having a happy ending with someone I love, if you know what I mean.

Several weeks ago, I thought of this video I saw months back while I was hooked with tilt-shift photography and time-lapse videos. Just recently, after a very long search I finally found the video.

The video is based on an East-Asian belief called the ‘red string of fate‘.

“According to this myth, the gods tie a red cord around the ankles of those that are to meet one another in a certain situation or help each other in a certain way. Often, in Japanese culture, it is thought to be tied around the little finger.

The two people connected by the red thread are destined lovers, regardless of time, place, or circumstances. This magical cord may stretch or tangle, but never break. This myth is similar to the Western concept of soulmates or a destined flame.

– Wikipedia”

I really like the way they made this video. The location, the music. Everything fits perfectly. Well, except the ending. LOL.

I don’t know if I did not understand this video the first time I watched it but today I realized that there’s only one couple in the video. Am I right?

If you’re curious, the Small Earth series is produced by Dolphiners Films (돌고래유괴단), a South Korea-based film and ad makers. The background music is entitled “Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence” composed by Ryuichi Sakamoto.