back his feelings, A or B?
A is leaning
to the left and therefore holds back his feelings. Why is leaning
to the left "holding back"? Left is back, and right
is forward -- where do we get that from? Have you ever heard the
phrase a "left handed" compliment? Or someone with "two
left feet"? Why do we say someone is your "right hand
man"? Why do we talk about starting on the "right foot"?
Since we are
moving from left to right on the paper, leaning our writing to
the right shows that we are leaning into the direction we are
going; we are "going with the flow." To lean our writing
to the left as we proceed from left to right across the paper
indicates that we are holding back, repressing our feelings.
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