29. Which historical figure do I most identify with?
I relate to every unknown person in history who tried to live with dignity.
When I am in the British Museum looking at a piece of wall circa 1350BC taken from Egypt, depicting servants and guests at a feast, I wonder about the people who made the material that the wall was built from. I wonder who helped gather supplies to make the paints. I wonder about their families and their lives. I wonder at their smallness, their invisibility, yet their undeniable existence.
Before I answer number 27, a quick survey for ideas. I'm still coughing. It's mostly a dry cough and every once in a while...it's a...productive cough. There is no pain when I breathe, I am not wheezing. I am taking mucinex*, steaming my face in boiling water and sliced ginger, drinking a variety of teas, hot water with honey and lemon and ginger, hot showers, apple juice, having chicken soup, saline spray, resting. Everything I can do. The coughing will not stop. I need it to stop.
I like different writers for different things at different times, and never for everything all at once.
I don't have a favorite restaurant, a favorite color, or a favorite ice cream flavor, for that matter.
Are others less mercurial??
I think a characteristic is something noted by someone else, about you. Or maybe I am the only person who doesn't think of herself as a collection of characteristics. It is other people who need to identify and define things to understand us, no? I just go on being me. But if I were to guess what might be selected if I took a survey on the outside: self-contained.