"You know that kinda shit where everything is just so wrong, everything seems hopeless, everything is just... plain... sad. It’s that tornado kind of sad, like, a lot is storming your mind--thoughts, anxiety, problems, stress--they’re all swirling around and flying in and through in that tornado and there’s a lot in it that you don’t even know where to start describing, you don’t even know what to call it so you simply call it, sad. You’re sad. That’s it. But you know what comes after a tornado? A blue sky. Why a ribbon then? You see I have a shoe. I lost the laces. I used Elizabeth’s ribbons to replace the lace on my right shoe. They don’t look the same, and it’s not the same, of course. But nonetheless, they work. It works. It fits. A ribbon is not supposed to be a shoe lace, but despite all that, it did the job of keeping the shoe altogether like some sort of a metaphor for keeping my shit altogether through the figurative image of my foot and that shoe. Plus the ribbon looked cute.
Harold. You know him, he’s some sort of a glue that keeps them all together. He’s the blue ribbon for everyone. And the sacrifice that he made was to show the readers that there’s a blue ribbon who will always be there for you, there’s a blue ribbon who will have your back, and that whoever or whatever you are, you deserve a friend, you deserve a family, you deserve to have a blue sky, you deserve to have all of your broken pieces kept together. Why Harold and the blue ribbon?
To show you the you deserve to be saved. Like how Harold saved them with a blue ribbon around his wrist.
Now why tie a blue ribbon around your wrist?
So that if you feel sad, if you feel like ending it all with that blade in your hand, you will see that blue ribbon, and you will remember that you deserve to be saved. It will remind you that you deserve happiness, you deserve all the wonderful things in this world. Though... Somehow... With a blue ribbon tied around your wrist... Nobody could see the scars, yeah?
So even if I’m not around, remember that I am always more than willing to tie a blue ribbon around your wrist. Because no matter what you are, I love you and you deserve to be saved." - NJ