I used to make my English students at Northern Michigan do the old “what three dead people would you have at a dinner party and why and what would you serve for dinner” writing prompt thing. I knew they’d seen it before, but it told me a lot about my students.
I only know I’d have Jung and Einstein so far, and my menu is still in formation. I think I’d have a musician or comedian for my third. Dylan isn’t dead yet, maybe Elvis or Robin Williams. And still not sure what we’d eat. Jesus would be interesting (even though I don’t necessarily think he was the”son of God” but my inclination is still to lighten the party. Or I might go with Hemingway or F. Scott. Gees, a woman would be nice. Virginia Woolf or Janis Joplin? Too heavy. Still want someone to entertain. Not really impressed with political or activist do-gooders–always suspicious of them. Some sort of superiority about them. But Jung and Einstein for sure.
I’m on the road today but I’m thinking of you all. Happy Tuesday.
Tell me about your dinner party…