"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.
Little Joey's very creative art project of a finger puppet show resulted in a 3 week expulsion from third grade. He might have gotten away with a lot less except the finger being eaten by the zombies was an excellent likeness of Principal Moon.