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"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:

Lighten up!"



Next I would love the get the woodpecker from the cover of Still Life With Woodpecker. Gotta love Tom Robbins.
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On August 28th, 2009 01:13 am (UTC), slinksgirl commented:
your picture is messed up :( But I have an erleichda tattoo too!
On August 28th, 2009 01:13 am (UTC), slinksgirl replied:
Aha you fixed it!

I love it!
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On August 28th, 2009 01:16 am (UTC), mashi_writes replied:
Thank you. I would love to see yours =]
On August 28th, 2009 01:22 am (UTC), slinksgirl replied:
Sure! It's huge, sorry to say, because I can't resize photos.

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On August 28th, 2009 01:26 am (UTC), mashi_writes replied:
Awesome :) Thank you for sharing. Ever since reading Jitterbug Perfume I have tried to eat more beets, even though I've never liked them.
On August 28th, 2009 01:29 am (UTC), slinksgirl replied:
lol, I do not like beets AT ALL. But I do love Jitterbug Perfume!

Thank you!
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On August 28th, 2009 01:26 am (UTC), seafeatures replied:
GORGEOUS. Mmmmm, beets. That book is just perfect.
On August 28th, 2009 01:29 am (UTC), slinksgirl replied:
Thank you!
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On August 28th, 2009 03:41 am (UTC), junkyard72 replied:
I love this, so so much. I want to do a bee/beet/jasmine painting.
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On August 28th, 2009 01:25 am (UTC), seafeatures commented:
AAAAAAHHHHH! So, so, so, so, so, so, very, very, very, very AMAZING.

Tom Robbins owns my mind.
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On August 28th, 2009 01:26 am (UTC), mashi_writes replied:
Thank you :D

I cannot get enough of him -- his work is too amazing for words.
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On August 28th, 2009 01:54 am (UTC), sunflower_pixie commented:
gorgeous :)
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On August 28th, 2009 01:59 am (UTC), mashi_writes replied:
Thank you :)
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On August 28th, 2009 01:56 am (UTC), tenar commented:
i've thought of getting that tattoo. it's beautiful.
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On August 28th, 2009 02:00 am (UTC), mashi_writes replied:
Thanks. I had so many ideas for Jitterbug Perfume related tattoos, but I love that I ended up with this.
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On August 28th, 2009 03:40 am (UTC), junkyard72 commented:
YES!
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On August 28th, 2009 02:52 pm (UTC), mashi_writes replied:
:D
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On August 28th, 2009 03:55 am (UTC), sorrowis_stupid commented:
this is totally awesome, and I love the placement & font
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On August 28th, 2009 02:54 pm (UTC), mashi_writes replied:
Thank you.
I'm so happy with the font -- I would have never in a million years have considered times new roman, but it works :)
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On August 28th, 2009 03:20 pm (UTC), 1410 replied:
it's an unlikely tattoo font, same with fonts like garamond, but it fits the word really good :)
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On August 28th, 2009 03:55 am (UTC), carpe_d1em commented:
iloveyouiloveyouiloveyouiloveyouiloveyou
iloveyou!

I love it!
Its beautiful.
You're beautiful.
<3
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On August 28th, 2009 02:54 pm (UTC), mashi_writes replied:
:D Thank you so much.
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On August 28th, 2009 05:55 am (UTC), princekermit commented:
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.
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On August 28th, 2009 02:55 pm (UTC), mashi_writes replied:
Don't you just love that?
I hope you enjoy JBP as much as I did.
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On August 28th, 2009 07:21 am (UTC), eastlondongirl commented:
fantastic! love this :-)
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On August 28th, 2009 02:55 pm (UTC), mashi_writes replied:
Thank you, thank you :)
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On August 28th, 2009 07:56 am (UTC), feeownah commented:
oh this is beautiful!
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On August 28th, 2009 02:56 pm (UTC), mashi_writes replied:
Thaaaaank you :)
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On August 28th, 2009 05:06 pm (UTC), reptiliancandy commented:
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...).
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On August 28th, 2009 05:13 pm (UTC), mashi_writes replied:
Yey for getting your bf to read Jitterbug Perfume.
I'm about to start Another Roadside Attraction :)
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On August 28th, 2009 05:52 pm (UTC), midnight_shakes replied:
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.
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On August 28th, 2009 06:05 pm (UTC), mashi_writes replied:
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.
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On August 28th, 2009 06:12 pm (UTC), midnight_shakes replied:
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.
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On August 28th, 2009 06:42 pm (UTC), mashi_writes replied:
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.
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On August 28th, 2009 05:49 pm (UTC), midnight_shakes commented:
ahhh thats my favorite tom robbins book. that and still life. oh, and fierce invalids. it looks great!
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On August 28th, 2009 06:06 pm (UTC), mashi_writes replied:
Thank you :)
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On August 28th, 2009 10:00 pm (UTC), greyhaze commented:
Here's mine, and I also plan to get the woodpecker some day

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On August 28th, 2009 10:03 pm (UTC), greyhaze replied:
sorry its huge, i have been having issues with my comp lately
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On August 28th, 2009 10:04 pm (UTC), mashi_writes replied:
Very nicely done.
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On August 29th, 2009 08:36 am (UTC), ucannotbsrs commented:
it was kind of everyone to forget to point out that it's NOT CENTERED.
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On August 30th, 2009 08:29 am (UTC), midwinter commented:
I hardly ever use this phrase, but, uh...
you win.
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On September 2nd, 2009 04:03 am (UTC), ashleylynn3 commented:
absolutley fell head over heels upon seeing this. such a great idea. and, tom is the sissy to my hankshaw.
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On September 10th, 2009 08:08 pm (UTC), growappletree commented:
Thats awesome! I really like the font.
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On September 30th, 2011 01:17 am (UTC), epiphany503 commented:
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"?

Thanks!
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