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Literary Tattoos: Kurt Vonnegut Cats Cradle

Katherine explains her tattoo:

From Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut.

“Busy, busy, busy is what a Bokononist whispers ‘whenever [he] thinks about how complicated and unpredictable the machinery of life really is.’”

It is placed on the foot in reference to boko-maru.

“The boko-maru is a Bokononist ritual for ‘the mingling of awarenesses’. It consists in two people extending their legs, thrusting their arms behind them for support, and putting their bare feet together.”


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