The other day, I encountered a photograph of an 8-year-old girl holding a pen in her left hand. She is smiling wide-eyed into the camera lens and seems caught in the act of writing.
This is a common enough image.
But the girl in the picture is me, and I am right-handed! Did the photographer print the picture in reverse? Or was I pretending to be something I was not (i.c., at the time, being left-handed seemed to me the summum of Genius).
Why on earth did I do this? Was I experimenting for the first time with the power of simulation, the power to make people believe and take for granted that what is NOT?