AFRICA MAASAI PHOTO SAFARI JULY 2014
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The hut had a winding entrance, very tight, that served as a bit of an airlock. It was probably 10'
across in all directions. Inside, there was a small portal window about the size of my hand, which
allowed just enough light to make out general surroundings once our eyes adjusted. There was a small
pit fire smoldering in the center of the hut on the ground, they use this for heating and cooking. I
was told to sit on the edge of the bed on the far side of the fire. I could tell it was a layer of
sticks with a leather hide over it. We three discussed several traditions and manners of living in
such a small hut (built with sticks, mud and cow dung). After awhile, I asked about the bed, and he
confirmed it's components. He said i was on the husband's bed, and the wife's bed was just to my
right, divided by a thin stick 'wall'. He told me to go ahead and feel the bed behind me...
Criminey! I grabbed a hold of a live leg! The husband had been 'sleeping' there the whole time and I was
assured that we did not disturb him. I snapped three flashes before I left, and he never flinched. I
think I remember my feet looking like that after hours of barefoot play as a child.