Sunday, April 13, 2008

This is... my perfect dinner party guest list

Wow! I found this one such a challenge! Firstly, the "dinner party" bit threw me into a panic. Dinner party! I have to host a dinner party!?! One of my greatest fears. I mean, I know it's not real or anything, but my heart rate increased, my palms started to sweat, just at the thought of it. And then - guest list.. I have to think of just six? What if someone feels left out? Ahh.. you can just imagine how hard I found it to create the guest list for my wedding.

But now, after a margarita (my final for what may be a few years... more about that later maybe), I've sat down to try to do this...

My first guest, whom I see is very popular tonight, would be the Dalai Lama. I had the honor of hearing him speak when I was in university and his words have always stuck with me. I would love to hear more and just to bask in his presence.



My next I have to confess would be partly for the eye candy - Johnny Depp. More than that though, he is the star of many of my favourite movies and has worked many times with one of my favourite directors, Tim Burton, so I could just imagine the interesting stories he'd have to tell.

At this point of the evening, I've realised that most of my choices are male (don't tell my husband) and all are living...
So, my next guest, I would have to ask to bring along a translator is Haruki Murakami. He's my favourite Japanese author and one of my favourite authors of all time. His writing is so out there, he must have an amazing mind, I'd love to get a sneak peek into it..

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki would have to be in there. Again, another amazing mind accompanied with loads of energy and humor. Ahhh.. I don't think this dinner party is ending until the wee hours of the morning somehow...

And then to add another fantastic mind, another creative soul, Michael Leunig. For many years, his poetry, his writing and his artwork have been a guiding light in my life. I have heard him speak a couple of times and do (or rather did) own a couple of books signed by him with my own special cartoon drawn in (one duck, one angel). I say "did" as... well, something I'm trying not to face until I move back to Australia... almost everything we own there, almost everything we put into storage including my very large and very precious book collection have been destroyed... So, if I had Leunig over, I could get new books signed!


This poem by Leunig was my meditation mantra for many years.

And lastly, finally, a female! I don't think a dinner party like this would be complete without my great mate Christine. I mean, I need to have someone there to go over the stories of the night with again and again for the rest of my life. And Chris is always the life of the party, can talk to anyone and would hold her own with any amazing mind.

So, there's my dinner party! A fun night indeed me thinks! I'm off to go and gatecrash other dinner parties now! Thank you Lily and Agathe for the theme this week!

6 comments:

AnastasiaC said...

a great list!! it looks like Johnny is a favourite dinner guest for a few of us! i love Dr Karl and Michael is a great illustrator!!

Bec said...

I love your list! I'm also a big Leunig fan. I have so many books of his illustrations and poems, and I always used to cut the cartoons from The Age, which featured Vasco Pyjama and his Direction Finding Duck - they were always so gentle and poignant. I'm so sorry about your belongings in storage. That's just awful...

Sherrin said...

Great list! Leunig would be great! He spoke at my graduation, and he had some incredible things to say. (he was getting an honourary doctorate at the same time) :o)

Jenny said...

Oooh! Great list-what a wonderful dinner party that would be. That photo of Johnny is just so gorgeous! And he can act!!! Hmm No more margaritas hey-intriguing:)

Betty said...

hmmmm, I think Johnny Depp is going to be very busy over the next couple of weeks with all these dinner invitations ;-) thanks for sharing a great list

CurlyPops said...

Mmmmmm Johnny Depp, and Dr Karl would be a fantastic dinner party guest, imagine what you could learn from him over a few hours!

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