So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
-F.Scott Fitzgerald from The Great Gatsby
The green light is my first tattoo. I chose it for a number of reasons. Firstly, it is one of literature’s greatest symbols of hope. It also reminds me to consider what I am chasing and expecting to make me happy. And finally, it’s a reminder that my past does matter and influence my future, but that does not have to be a negative thing.