There Is A Certain And Luxurious Way Of Laying In Bed

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There is a certain proper and luxurious way of lying in bed.

Confucius, that great artist of life, “never lay straight” in bed, “like a corpse”,

but always curled up on one side.

I believe one of the greatest pleasures of life is to curl up one’s legs in bed.

The posture of the arms is also very important, in order to reach the greatest degree of aesthetic pleasure and mental power.

I believe the best posture is not lying flat on the bed,

but being upholstered with big soft pillows at an angle of thirty degrees with either one arm or both arms placed behind the back of one’s head.

― Lin Yutang, The Importance of Living