I like to play the game: “Who would you invite to dinner? No limits”
I even ask the question at interviews. The answers can be quite revealing.
So let me expose myself. You may interpret my answer as you wish.
My first two guests would be Louis Armstrong and my mother, June Lawrence, who was an accomplished classical and jazz pianist. What a brilliant duet they would make for our after dinner entertainment. Could it get any better?
Well, yes, it could!
I would also invite Richard P Feynman, my lifelong hero. This man was a true genius with so many facets. If you don’t know him, or you don’t understand why I can make such a statement, I suggest that you read Surely You’re Joking, Mr Feynman!
In addition to all of his other amazing talents, Feynman also played the bongos to a very high standard. Perfect backing percussion for Louis and Mum!
I recognise that my personal level of intellect is inadequate for such august company. So I need one more guest to take the mealtime conversation into the stratosphere and beyond. In my mind, I have only one choice. It would have to be….
As Satchmo himself would sing, what a wonderful evening; what a wonderful world!
This post is in response to the Daily Prompt: Seat Guru (13th July 2014).