Friday, January 16, 2009

Famous Asmathics in the History of the World

Bronchius Dilatatus, Roman wheezer of note.

Amusing ideas have been percolating inside my brain for the past days. It may well be an increase of my consumption of coffee. That or new medicines for my asthma. I felt I had to dignify this condition by looking up for extraordinary asthmatics past and present. They were not extraordinary in their asthma but in the pursuit of their great talent and genius. Of course that is our only common ground. I cannot possibly compare myself to these giants:

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)

Billy Joel (1949- )

Marcel Poust (1871-1922)

Edith Wharton (1862-1937)

So may their cacophonous wheezing and stridor be a lesson to all. We of the short breathing kind shall overcome. I raise my Advair Purple Diskus to you!!!!


Steph said...

I have lived with an asthmatic for nearly 10 years, and I think she's the greatest!

JBA said...

Ah yes, the purple puffer. We have several of those laying around as A&P are asthmatics. It's good stuff. Happy Friday!

Teri said...

Cats are affected with asthma too, for all the same reasons as people...did you know that?

I enjoy your blog. I will return.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance

Sydney said...

Got one too...

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Cynthia said...

Your in good company! Great idea to uplift with humor. Imagine Billy Joel with breathing problems...such a strong singer; he has overcome!