The Running Knot
Today's featured wax seal necklace depicts the running knot.
It's a knot which tightens around an object when strained but slackens when the strain is removed.
The words on the wax seal charm reads in French:
Plus Loin Plus Serré
(The Further Apart The Tighter The Bond)
The symbol of the running knot dates back several hundred centuries,
and below is an emblem out of a book from 1659.
To the left you have the corresponding symbolic meaning in 7 different languages.
There are two hands, each holding one end of the running knot.
"The harder it is pull'ed, the stiffer it is."
The hands in the sky, each holding a piece of the tie that binds them together.
The symbol is relating to families and friends.
People that love each other but live in different places.
They may be far apart - but still close at heart.
"You and me together and never apart,
maybe in distance, but never in heart."