About two months ago, there was a graphic circulating on Facebook about the proper posture when working on the computer. For starters, the table shouldn’t be higher than the elbow, the back should be touching the chair’s backrest and the feet should be flat on the floor. If the chair is too high that the feet are suspended in mid-air, put a pillow on the floor and rest your feet there. There was even something about light — no light behind on either side (may cause a reflection on the computer monitor) or in front that can hurt the eyes.
Fantastic health tips, really. The part about the pillow amused me endlessly because I’ve been doing that for as long as I can remember. Not exactly to keep my feet flat on the floor since my chair is just the right height but because I like putting my feet on something soft. Plus, I like the textural feel of fabric under my feet.
The pillow for my feet has also served as a bed. Three years ago, it was a puppy — albeit a huge one — that slept on the pillow beneath my old desk in our old house. These days, it’s our new Persian kitten, Bunny.
According to the EXIF data, the two photos above were taken at 4.34 p.m. yesterday. The one below was shot at 11.08 p.m.
The funny thing is that Speedy prepared a bed for Bunny. A place all her own. Still, she prefers the pillow for my feet. Maybe, she likes the smell of my feet. Or, maybe, she likes to be near a source of body heat.