A squatter’s perspective

When we were wee little, we were eating our meals while squatted on the floor and the women of the house would ladle food into our plates.

Squatting on  floor gives us a novel perspective, a unique line of vision in a world of standing people .Our sense of space suddenly becomes enriched with vast new spaces released into our visual perspective.

Our vision becomes linear with furniture legs and table cloth frills .When we raise our eyes we look at the ceiling fan with a curved perspective , a breath taking angle from which we see the fan as a kind of crooked oval object with its shadow playing on the intersection of the floor with the wall. 

Then all the people seem to be strutting about in the room like midnight shadows shuffling  large sized feet grotesquely disproportionate to their comically lean torsos with tiny faces stuck up on them.

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