What is a pocket of red string?

A gesture towards kindness. A rest along a hike. A glance towards garbage. Two years ago, I went to Dharamsala, India. My friend, Joe asked if I would bring him back something red and free. I brought him a pocket of red string that I found along the side of the road while walking to Bhagsunag Waterfall.

Here’s an little article on different symbolic meanings of red string. The last time I wore a red string on my wrist was from summer 2016 to spring 2017 to celebrate the wedding of my friends Serena & Kasey. When we moved into our house in spring, the red string snagged itself and broke. A couple weeks later, I found the string in a tiny pile by the back door. It’s still sitting there among the purple irises.

In less than two weeks, I get to return to Dharamsala.

10 Replies to “What is a pocket of red string?

  1. Hi HR! It’s Aunt Baba. We met briefly at Ann’s funeral. Not the best time to meet for the first time, but there was an immediate comfort upon our introduction.
    I am looking so forward to taking this journey through your eyes and words! Thank you for sharing!

  2. HR! This intrigues me & I thank you for sharing your upcoming adventure!
    I so regret that my parents (in particular, my father) never got to know you. You would have
    loved daddy’s mind as he would yours!
    Kudos HR & again, my thanks & admiration for allowing many to vicariously experience a journey we otherwise would have never known.
    Sending much Love to you 💜😘💜
    Penny

    1. Thank you so much! I wish I could have met them, too! Hope you all are doing well & sending love for the holiday time.

    1. Thanks, Leslie! Yes, I’ve taken all the photos I’ll be posting (or will put a note of someone else).

  3. Dear sweet Hannah, you are an amazing human. Looking forward to following the journey. Hugs to you both. ❤️❤️

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