Have you ever seen someone with a semicolon tattoo and just assumed that he or she was a writer or wordsmith of some sort? While it's possible that the person you saw was simply a grammar geek, it's likely that the tattoo had a much deeper meaning.
"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.