Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Fiction Credible

Truth can be stranger than fiction, as we all know.  By the same token, fiction can be more credible than truth.  Recently, in a magazine article describing me, it was reported that some women using the women’s room on campus where I taught decades ago, said that they wished I “would leave the toilet seat down.”  This is truly curious.  All my life, at home or anywhere else, I never lifted the toilet seat up, except when I was cleaning it.  It’s just that’s how I always was. In the context of the article that dealt with my so-called “transitioning,” it nonetheless made a good story, most credible.  The thought prompted me, then, to realize how easily some politicians succeed in getting elected to whatever position by cleverly deploying the art of credible fiction. 


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