So it's just a rubber band, but not just any rubber band. It's the rubber band that I put around my plastic box that holds my make-up when I am traveling. The rubber band acts as an extra measure of safety to keep the box from popping open and thus keeps my makeup from spilling. Rubber bands are so useful. They can do so many jobs. They stretch to accommodate things much bigger then they are. The can conform to just about any odd shape. They can be strong when needed or even just strong enough to break when too much pressure is applied. They are made to do many tasks not just one particular one and they do them all very well. I think I would do well to be like this rubber band and do my many jobs with a little added measure of love.