While i would like to write a nice heartfelt tribute to my country & its birth, instead I will tell you what Sean said to me a while back. So, he's a painter see, and knows and loves art. He was looking things up on the internet and said to me, "here's who you reminded me of when we first met."
Now, i'm thinking, oh perhaps a friend? Someone famous? But no. Apparently it was Liberty, as she leads the people.
I was busy working on something but leaned over and glanced at the painting he was referring to but couldn't see it clearly. To me it looked like Washington Crossing the Delaware or something. I was distracted and doubtful and said, "what...?" He said, "Yeah! Look at her face. She's got a nice little Spanish face." I just stared. What? I was not offended but just confused, and that's kind of a weird thing to say. I just stared. He then continued: "I mean, sure, she's built a little huskily. BUT... this is definitely who i thought of." More staring. Finally i looked at the painting. Ha ha. Alright, Sean. That's cool. (?)
(for the record, I was not topless when we first met. Nor leading any people, that I can recall.)