SOL2015 March 21 - The Eternal Mystery of Pillows and Cushions
It has been said that the bed is the culprit in the pillow proliferation of our modern sleeping zones. Pillows and cushions have progressively and mysteriously multiplied over the years. The bed has become an art installation. It’s a work on display for all to see. Check out the profusion of pillows. Somewhere under all those piled pillows, there is a bed. Can you believe that? Some of these puffed up shapes even have designated roles, such as the Euro, the Sham (how appropriate is that dear reader?) and the most essential, Scatter Cushion. But despite the name, Scatter is rarely just plonked on the bed. It has a designated position. How do I know this? Well, I am frequently pilloried for my random positioning of the scatter cushions ( yes, we have more than one).
I am considered uncouth around cushions and pillows. I have failed to absorb the relevant information it seems. These prima donna cushions have pre-determined positions and I am clearly not privy to that particular secret. So, when we hear the term, pillow talk, we must understand that in the current era it has many shades of meaning.
At the end of each day, we play a game, where’s the bed hiding? Under all those pillows and cushion you silly billy! Our generous collection is jettisoned then stacked strategically on the floor, forming a strategic hazard in the event one should need to go walking in the gloom of night, for any particular reason. They are the landmines of the boudoir. In the end only one pillow really counts and that’s the one you rest your weary head upon. The rest are frippery – in my extremely humble opinion. Night all. I might count pillows inside of sheep…