Guest one must be someone who is/was creative with words – a novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, journalist, etc. Who would you invite?
Only one? I think that it might have to be Daniel Pinkwater who is a master of brilliant quirky books for children and adults alike. His book The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death totally rocked my world. His essays are great as well and he is often heard on NPR.
Guest two must be someone who is/was creative with images – a painter, photographer, sculptor, fabric artist, collage artist, etc. Who would you invite?
The beautiful Marc Chagall. His images are so dreamy that i would love to meet the man who created such intricate and vibrant work. I saw the Chagall window in Jerusalem and they were awesome!
Guest three must be someone who is/was a performer – an actor, singer, musician, comedian, acrobat, etc. Who would you invite?
Gilda Radner. Hands down. Gilda was the first performer who ever made me think that i could be a performer. She scrunched up her face, allowed herself to be vulnerable and didn’t care what she looked like in order to make people laugh. She was also, a kind person from what i read. I would like to sit next to her and listen to her tell stories!
Guest four must be someone who is charting/charted new territory – either in the physical sense, like an explorer, adventurer, or astronaut, or someone like a groundbreaking scientist or inventor. Who would you invite?
I think that Meredith Monk has been charting new territory in sound and performance. She pushes to the limits and that is incredibly important.
Guest five must be someone who is/was a leader of other people – perhaps in the area of politics, like the literal leader of a country, or perhaps a leader in the area of religion, military, business, or even a great philosopher or teacher, or an inspiring athlete. Who would you invite?
I would love to have Coretta Scott King at the table. She has a few things to share, i am sure!
Guest six must be someone from any field who you believe is/was underrated and under-appreciated by most people, but whom you admire. Who would you invite?
Prince, I don’t know if heis under rated but i don’t know that many people who dig him. I think he is a musical genius.
Guest seven is a wild card – your choice! Is there someone you’d like to invite who didn’t seem to quite fit into any category, or was there a category where you’d have really liked to invite two different people? Then this is your chance to add the person you missed to the table. Who would you invite?
My dear husband Dave, cause what fun is it to have a dinner party and not share the stories with someone you love so much. I always love going home and talking about what was brilliant about the night, and what challenged me!
Bonus: Uh Oh! The dinner party is just about to end, and all your guests are about to disappear, and you realize that you’ve forgotten to ask one important question of one of your guests. You just barely have time to squeeze in that last question, so quick! – what was the question and who did you ask?
hmmm..this one is tough…i think that i might ask gilda what made her laugh and be so truly unique and geniune. For that was the most special thing about her!