A lot of us humans are like dogs: we really don’t know what size we are, how we’re shaped, what we look like. The most extreme example of this ignorance must be the people who design the seats on airplanes. At the other extreme, the people who have the most accurate, vivid sense of their own appearance may be dancers. What dancers look like is, after all, what they do. It was endearingly funny, but it was also simply true: the dancer’s body is almost perfect. He knows it is and knows where it isn’t. He keeps it as nearly…
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