As I was reading in this excellent novel [Alone in the Classroom] by an author [Elizabeth Hay] who lives in my very city, the following passage made me stop and think a bit:
She smiled and gave him one of her winks. She could wink either eye with equal ease, a rare and enviable talent.
A rare and enviable talent?
Maybe it is!
But I've always been able to wink with either eye so readily that I guess I just assumed that everyone could do so. I've heard it said that owls are the only other animal that winks as we do, with the upper eyelid descending to meet the lower one. [That also seems strange to me. Don't dogs and cats and cows and stuff do the same thing?] At any rate, I thought I would throw this question out there and see what the consensus is out in Blogland.
Can you wink with either eye? Or only left eye, right eye?
Hopefully you can at least close both of them at the same time!
As seen above, Natalie Portman is pretty good with the left one. Talented, even!
Wow, if she winked at me like that -- I would seriously set my book aside!