Thursday, February 19, 2009

Guess who's coming to dinner!

In honor of Sidney Poitier's 81st birthday on 02/20, enjoy a fabulous cup of tea while you consider …

If you could invite any 12 historical figures to dinner, who would they be? Though I’ve considered this for a lifetime, my list is not yet complete. Folks drop off the list and find their way on to the list as my life goes on. Here, though, are those who top the list (in no particular order):

Shen Nung
Albert Einstein
Queen Elizabeth I
Thich Nhat Hanh

Alexander the Great
Helen of Troy

Mohandas Gandhi
Benjamin Franklin

Leonardo Da Vinci
Nelson Mandela

What conversations would occur? Would every joke be lost? Would any of them wish to remain alive? And what would they wish to change if they
did remain alive? How would the world change?
What's our menu? What's our setting? Color scheme? Theme for dinner?

It’s interesting how almost everybody’s list (including my own) is primarily men and usually they’re dead!

There are many folks I’d love to invite, but just don’t make the grade for dinner. So how about a tea reception for the leftover folks? (Again in no particular order)
Sidney Poitier
Mary Queen of Scots
Maya Angelou
Edgar Allan Poe
George III
Crazy Horse
Henry VIII
Sigmund Freud
Lewis & Clark
Janis Joplin
Sojourner Truth
Alfred Hitchcock
Teddy Roosevelt
Eric Clapton
Susan B. Anthony
Princess Diana
Louis XIV
Tim Russert
Marie Antoinette
Bob Marley
Frederick Nietzsche
Mark Twain
Mother Teresa
Stephen Hawking
Adam & Eve
Julia Child
Jimmy Hoffa
King Arthur

Feel free to leave your list ... could be fun!

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