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Jitterbug Perfume: Erleichda
"The word was a transitive verb, an exclamation, a command, of which an exact English translation is impossible. The closest equivalent probably would be the phrase:
Next I would love the get the woodpecker from the cover of Still Life With Woodpecker
. Gotta love Tom Robbins.
your picture is messed up :( But I have an erleichda tattoo too!
Aha you fixed it!
I love it!
Thank you. I would love to see yours =]
Sure! It's huge, sorry to say, because I can't resize photos.
Awesome :) Thank you for sharing. Ever since reading Jitterbug Perfume I have tried to eat more beets, even though I've never liked them.
lol, I do not like beets AT ALL. But I do love Jitterbug Perfume!
GORGEOUS. Mmmmm, beets. That book is just perfect.
I love this, so so much. I want to do a bee/beet/jasmine painting.
AAAAAAHHHHH! So, so, so, so, so, so, very, very, very, very AMAZING.
Tom Robbins owns my mind.
Thank you :D
I cannot get enough of him -- his work is too amazing for words.
i've thought of getting that tattoo. it's beautiful.
Thanks. I had so many ideas for Jitterbug Perfume related tattoos, but I love that I ended up with this.
this is totally awesome, and I love the placement & font
I'm so happy with the font -- I would have never in a million years have considered times new roman, but it works :)
it's an unlikely tattoo font, same with fonts like garamond, but it fits the word really good :)
I read SLw/W for the first time when I was 18.
I'm 38 and I am reading JBP for the first time ever.
I joined this community last week.
Thank you for a lovely bit of synchronicity.
Don't you just love that?
I hope you enjoy JBP as much as I did.
Love Robbins! It's funny, I didn't think I liked Jitterbug Perfume as much as some of his others...until I realized I was still thinking about the book months after reading it. I'm actually making my bf read it right now (it's his first Robbins--aww...).
Yey for getting your bf to read Jitterbug Perfume.
I'm about to start Another Roadside Attraction :)
that book is strange. you can tell it's his first book because instead of having a few themes that he weaves throughout the book like in his other ones, he kind of covers everything really briefly that is gone into deeper detail in the other books. i'm not saying it's bad though, just funny, because you can see where it all started.
It'll be interesting to see how he has grown. So far I have read Skinny Legs and All, Still Life with Woodpecker, Villa Incognito, and (of course) Jitterbu Perfume.
Did you like villa incognito? I loved it but I'm the only one I know who did. I think about that book more than any of the others.
In comparison to many other books I have read, it is up there. However, it was my least favorite out of the other Robbins' books I have read. I think the problem was that I didn't connect to it as well as I have to his other work, but I might revisit it since it has been awhile.
absolutley fell head over heels upon seeing this. such a great idea. and, tom is the sissy to my hankshaw.
how to pronounce erleichda ???
I JUST finished Jitterbug Perfume... Man, I had NO idea what I was getting into with that book... fell head over heels in love with it straight away.
It impacted me SO much I already starting dreaming up my "Erleichda" tattoo... which is what brought me to google, trying to find out if it was a real word, and it's real translation.
Apparently it is a figment of Robbin's mind but obviously holds very real meaning... I am still thinking about a tattoo -- this is coming from a girl who has sworn to never get inked. But I will do it in a place that is very discrete.
I am curious however -- how do you pronounce "erleichda"?
"Air-leech-da" ? "Err-lei-cha-da"?