"Are you a man or a woman?"
"It has to be a yes-or-no question."
"Oh, right. Are you a man?"
"Aha! You're a woman!"
Outside, rosy-fingered dawn was stretching across the dark Saturday morning sky. Inside, the youngest daughter and I were curled up together playing Botticelli, a guessing game that works a bit like 20 Questions.
It was my turn to pretend that I was any person in...