What does “breathe” mean to you?

One of its meanings is “be alive” and that is the meaning that is most profound for me.

Four years ago today, my world turned upside down. It’s a date I will never forget. Today I am breathing, I am alive.

I have gotten another tattoo (yes, I’m addicted) and it is simply the word “breathe”. It’s on my upper right chest, below the collar bone – black with blue shadow.