A long time ago I posed a question to a friend. I asked her if she could have dinner with someone who had passed on who would it be and why. She responded recently via a blog post and lamented on how difficult it was to choose just one person. I totally agree with her…it is far too difficult to choose just one person. So I have decided to revise the question and answer it here myself.
If you could have 5 separate evenings with the five people of your choosing who have passed on… who would they be and why?
Silly me… I thought this would make it easier….not so much. Some of the people I wish I could spend and evening with are still alive…but I guess that’s another question entirely. Anyway… here are my top 5 choices. I would love to know who yours are in your responses or possible posts of your own.
1) Hatshepsut – The first female Pharaoh of Egypt 1473 and 1458 B.C, Of course I would need a savvy Egyptian translator, but having an evening to pick her brain on how she managed to become the first female Pharaoh in a male dominated society = priceless. Also… she was probably HOT! in her Egyptian garb… just saying.
2) Emily Dickinson – I think the reasons are fairly obvious for this one. Great poet, possible closeted lesbian. There is something about the photographs of her that are just haunting. I would love to hear her recite some of her poems. Interesting note: I have never read the poetry from the greats (except Poe), I have this thing about not having my style influenced. Today is the first day I read some of Emily’s work. It is her personal story and the words between the lines that lead to her poetry that interest me, and you can only get that from the horse’s mouth. I do find some of her poetry very beautiful, particularly (If You Were Coming in the Fall)
3) Edgar Allen Poe – Just to hear him recite the (The Raven) okay and pick his brain some. Did you know that he self-published his first works, and that despite how famous he has become that he died a near pauper? His poetry is dark, and chilling but awesomely beautiful.
4) John Lennon – now that would be some interesting dinner conversation for sure.
5) My mom – Healed and joyful in mind, body, and soul. What a time we would have.
6) The Cheshire Cat – I know it’s a fictional character but I can only begin to imagine the peculiar scenarios that might erupt with a smiling cat that disappears and reappears on a whim.
So that’s it, that’s my 5 (ahem 6) giggles. Special thanks to TJ Lubrano for the inspiration.