Friday, December 14, 2012
Lohbado was rereading Malone Dies, by Samuel Beckett, then noticed the bed. It fit perfectly with what he was reading. In Malone Dies, a man spends much of his time in bed, alone in a room, although he does have an attendant sometimes, first an old lady, Moll. They have the ultimate unromantic relationship. It's one of the most unique love stories in fiction.
An important part of the setup involves two vases with handles, placed on a cart on wheels. One vase is the chamber pot. The other vase is for food. Each vase is accessible with his hooked stick. He can pull the cart towards him, or push it away with his stick. He can lift the pot by inserting it under the handles.