At a department meeting today, the opening question was “What fruit would you be?” I said I was a prickly pear. I can come off aloof and quiet, but once you get to know me/ I let my guard down, I’m more open.
This got me to thinking about what my mom’s answer would be. I can just picture her looking at me like I’m crazy before laughing and asking why I’m asking her such a weird question. I think she would be a coconut. She was very guarded and there’s so much I’ll never know about her. Despite that, under the right circumstances, she did open up and reveal her softer side. It just didn’t happen that often for most people, maybe slightly more for me.