If you have not already done so, you may wish to read the
Introduction to Gnomica.
Sunday 18 March 2012
Sånn er det bare.
“That’s just the way it is.”
Popular expression (contemporary)
This is pretty much a Norwegian version of our Buddhist kōan, ‘It is what it is!”
It was also the name of a satirical TV program in the nineties that mocked the doings of the day, a Saturday-Night-Live kind of gig. And it is/was also the name of more than one Norwegian blog (this one rather inactive of late). Googling the phrase actually brings up a lot of stuff, and if norvegica are your thing, feel free!
I just thought it was a succinct bit of phrasing, so there it is. Everything doesn’t have to have high importance, does it? Even the nugatory may appeal from time to time!