Monday, October 05, 2009

the guest bed at a small farm in Parana, Brazil

“[I]n the paiol, a kind of porch intended to protect the maize harvest from rain [we slept]. Surprising as it may seem, a heap of dry corn cobs with the leaves still on them makes a comfortable bed; the oblong shapes slide one against another and the mass adapts itself to the sleeper’s body. The delicate, sweet, grassy scent of dried maize is wonderfully soporific.”

source: Tristes Tropiques, by Claude Levi-Strauss

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