Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tattoo Tuesday is back!

Hey there Marauders!! It's our favorite time of the week once again!!
For those of you who are new to the site here's a bit of background. Tattoo Tuesday was started by our good friend Tara over at 25HourBooks and celebrates our love of literature plus the people like us who are obsessed enough to ink something literary on their body! Every week we feature a literary tattoo that interests or compels us. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the ink.

This week we have a submission from one of our favorite readers! Here are tattoos from the lovely Babycakes:


"The first book I ever read by Tom Robbins was Still Life With W
oodpecker and it made such an impact on me that I went the next week and got this tattoo. The representation for me with this tattoo is simply this,
"Be a Seeker", seek out life instead of letting it pass you by and be authentic while doing so. Here is the paragraph that inspired the tattoo:

'How can one person be more real than any other? Well, some people do hide and others seek. Maybe those who are in hiding-escaping encounters, avoiding surprises, protecting their property, ignoring their fantasies, restricting their feelings, sitting out the Pan pipe hootchy-kootch of experience--maybe those people, people who won't talk to rednecks, or if they're rednecks wont talk to intellectuals, people who're afraid to get their shoes muddy or their noses wet, afraid to eat what they crave, afraid to drink Mexican water, afraid to bet a long shot to win, afraid to hitchhike, jaywalk, honky-tonk, cogitate, osculate, levitate, rock it, bop it, sock it, or bark at the moon, maybe such people are inauthentic, and maybe the jack-leg humanist who says differently is due to have his tongue fried on the hot slab's of Liar's Hell. Some folks seek, and seeking, when it's mindless, neurotic, desperate, or pusillanimous can be a form of hiding. But there are folks who want to know and aren't afraid to look and wont turn tail should they find it--and if they never do, they'll have a good time anyway because nothing, neither the terrible truth nor the absence of it, is going to cheat them out of one honest breath of earth's sweet gas.

The second one is from Jonathan Livingston Seagull. This book has been a huge inspiration in a lot of ways, but this one line speaks volumes.

"We can be free! We can learn to fly!"

Thank you Babycakes for the lovely pictures!
Remember, if you have a literary tattoo of your own we would love to see it! Just e-mail a photo along with a brief description of why you chose it to:

1 comment:

  1. Yay! Thanks ladies, and it's nice to have you back. We have missed you two! (hug)


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