Acquire the severed head of a man who has committed suicide.
Bury the head, together with seven black beans,
on a Wednesday morning before sunrise,
and water the ground for seven days with fine brandy.
On the eighth day, the beans will sprout.
Persuade a little girl to pick and shell them.
Pop one into your mouth.
adapted from "Sight Unseen"
by Kathryn Schulz
The New Yorker