so it goes.

Mar. 1st, 2013 01:24 pm
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[personal profile] tajasel
"The most important thing I learned on Tralfamadore was that when a person dies he only appears to die. He is still very much alive in the past, so it is very silly for people to cry at his funeral. All moments, past, present and future, always have existed, always will exist."
Kurt Vonnegut - Slaughterhouse-Five

I had this tattooed today, the fifth anniversary of my stepfather's death, as a memento of him and his time in my life. The words "so it goes" appear in the book 106 times, whenever death or the unexplainable are touched upon, and are such incredibly powerful words, a reminder that life will always go on even after our bodies have expired, in the hearts and minds of everyone we touch; a reminder that we are infinitesimal and yet everything to those we love.

Date: 2013-03-01 01:33 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] marnanel
I love how you remember him by changing yourself to remind yourself. Is it the other foot to the strawberry?