"The semicolon represents a sentence the author could've ended but chose not to. The author is you, and the semicolon is your life." Regardless of the "event," I think the above sentence may be useful for some to hear.
Today I got my second tattoo. The semicolon for my own struggle with depression and self harm. The EKG for my journey through nursing school. And a heart as a reminder of e. Cummings poem: "I carry your heart with me, I carry it in mine.