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The Calypsos of Bokonon

Cat’s Cradle is a story about the end of the world, related to us by a man who witnessed the destruction and could explain how it came to occur. It is also the only known record of the philosophy of Bokonon, sung and subsequently archived as calypsos by a prophet with profound insight into the events directly preceding said apocalypse. Cat’s Cradle was written in 1963 by Kurt Vonnegut. Kurt Vonnegut was written in 1922 on blank parchment by a sudden confluence of DNA in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Open question to the denizens of MOG . Has anyone heard (or be willing to record) the Calypsos of Bokonon from Cat’s Cradle? (Looking hopefully towards you, Spencer.)


image from science blog, Keat’s Telescope
see the cat? see the cradle?

About Aharon N. Varady


Aharon's Omphalos is the hobbit hole of Aharon Varady, founding director of the Open Siddur Project. He is a community planner and environmental educator working to improve stewardship of the Public Domain, be it the physical and natural commons of urban park systems or the creative and cultural commons of libraries and museums. His advocacy for open-source strategies in the Jewish community has been written about in the Atlantic Magazine, the Yiddish Forverts, Tablet, and Haaretz. He is particularly interested in pedagogies for advancing ecological wisdom, developing creative and emotional intelligence, and realizing effective theurgical praxes . He welcomes your comments, personal messages, and kind words. If you find his work helpful to your own or you'd simply like to support him, please consider donating via his Patreon account.

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