And so on...

I end each post the same way, with three words and three periods. This is something I'm proud to say I borrowed from Kurt Vonnegut. In his novel Breakfast of Champions, he writes the following:

The proper ending for any story about people it seems to me, since life is now a polymer in which the Earth is wrapped so tightly, should be that same abbreviation, which I now write large because I feel like it, which is this one:


And it is in order to acknowledge the continuity of this polymer that I begin so many sentences with "And" and "So," and end so many paragraphs with ". . . and so on."

And so on.
I very much believe that any one story or idea is merely part of a larger end anything definitively is to ignore both what was and what is to come. Out of respect to the future, and keeping in mind that I will always have more to say on a subject, "And so on..." has become my way of saying "this is all I have to say on the subject for now, but there is always the possibility that I will have more or different things to say on this subject, and I reserve the right to do so at any time." I think you'll agree, "And so on..." is much more concise.

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