So it goes #42, 43, 44

Literary Tattoos: Slaughterhouse Five Kurt Vonnegut So it goes.

This is Geri’s.

I got it as a reminder to not get too worked up about daily life. For the most part things are fine and sometimes things aren’t but thats life. So it goes. I also love that only some people will get it and I don’t bother explaining to those who don’t.

Literary Tattoos: Slaughterhouse Five Kurt Vonnegut So it goes.

This is Noll’s.

I believe that while we should try to experience fully and indulge in every moment of life, that many things are fundamentally beyond our control, that shit happens, and there is nothing we can do about it. I decided to get two totally unrelated literary tattoos, which, together, sum up this duality – passion for holding on to the things you never want to let go because, for at least one moment, they were all that mattered, and then the whimsical dismissal of their finitude as something beyond your control, which is in no way something to be mourned.

“So it goes” obviously represents the latter. I have yet to find its partner, but I’m sure that I will.

Literary Tattoos: Slaughterhouse Five Kurt Vonnegut So it goes.

This is Jenn’s.

“So it goes” is a quote that helps me to remember all the hard times I’ve gone through and overcome. It reminds me when I’m struggling that life indeed does go on. It also reminds me that death is most definitely inevitable, but those passed are certainly not gone and continue to live on through memories. The snowflake is for my dog, Snowflake, who was my best friend for 15 years of my life who passed away. So it goes.

 

This was posted as a part of “So it Goes” Saturdays. The phrase “so it goes” appears in Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five 106 times. Can you help me collect 106 “so it goes” tattoos? 44 down, 62 to go.

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