Monday, December 12, 2005 A.D.
Coming Out of the Glove
I've always thought of myself as a lefty before I realized that I simply didn't care about hand orientations on the subconscious level. I've always written with my left for as long as I can remember, although I believe that I did so simply because I picked up my first writing instrument with my left hand and all my teachers after that simply assumed that I wrote with it naturally. Until high school, I wasn't even aware of the proper way of eating with a spoon and fork. Like my first writing instrument, I simply used them depending on which hand picked which utensil first (although I've always used my right for knives and chopsticks). I can use either hand with a mouse. I use scissors with my right hand, as with screwdrivers, even if I use practically all other tools with my left. I also forced myself to learn guitar with the standard right-hand orientation (losing all hope of ever playing like Paul McCartney). I wish I can call myself ambidextrous, but it's quite obvious that I'm far from being equally skilled with both hands. Ambidexterity entails the even dominance of both sides regarding motor skills while I simply have a lack of dominance between them. I'm not ambidextrous, I'm homodextrous. My brain hemispheres have unresolved issues and are clearly confused. Please don't tell my dad.

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