Things That Come Together (By Falling Apart)

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Abigail writes:

“My first year of college, I wanted to be an English major, and I took Intro Chemistry to fill the science requirement. The brief unit on thermodynamics made me fall totally in love. Entropy made sense to me – scientifically, philosophically. I became a Chemistry major and love every second of it. I got the tattoo to mark my rite of passage – Entropy going both ways, with its symble delta-S in the middle, all supported in the roots of Yggdrasil, the world-tree of Norse mythology (harking back to my English-lit days).”

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  1. Abigail is my daughter. I was with her when she got this tattoo last March, several months after she turned 18, while she was attending Reed College in Portland. It was an adventure for both of us. She came home for the summer in May, and four days later was in a fatal car accident.
    I will be getting this same tattoo next week – Abigail’s personal design – from the same artist. It will memorialize both my daughter and her intellect and passion for science and philosophy.
    The world has lost an incredible mind. Thank you Mr. Zimmer for displaying this artwork and sharing it with visitors to this site.

  2. I’m so sorry the ‘Requiem’ link above was broken. Some wonderful things were said … Abigail continues to be an inspiration to many, both at home and at college. What a blessing she was – and is.

  3. What a beautiful tattoo. It captured my attention among many tattoos as soon as I stumbled upon this website. The tattoo reminds me of illustrations in pre-20th century science books, where science, philosophy and art are often indistinguishable. Ars longs, vita brevis, your legacy will live on and continue to inspire.

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