When I was in grade school I learned how to draw perspective using the tried and true “railroad tracks lined with telephone poles” method of drawing.
That intrigued me.
None of it actually made sense. My eyes played tricks on me, making me believe that two lines eventually converged and the space between them got narrow, as they receded into the distance, yet I knew that wasn’t reality. I knew in my rational brain that no matter how far I walked along those tracks, I would never find the point where they converged.