Ramblings from a would be writer

What a great idea…

on July 13, 2014


I love the fact that WordPress supplies ways to keep your blog going.  They have challenges in posting photos, and suggestions for writing daily.  I read these each day and I am not always inspired.  Today’s suggestion prompted thoughts immediately.

The suggestion, you ask?

“Seat Guru

You get to plan a dinner party for 4-8 of your favorite writers/artists/musicians/other notable figures, whether dead or alive. Who do you seat next to whom in order to inspire the most fun evening?”

So, here is my idea.  I love giving dinner parties.  I love being able to do the table decorations and think up wonderful food.  I really have no idea what I would serve these people, but I know the table would have a lovely flower arrangement, something simple and not too large, so it wouldn’t keep everyone from seeing one another.  There would also be some low candles, lit and providing a calm and intimate atmosphere.

Seated at the table, besides myself, (who would stay quiet for the most part, because I would want to listen to everything being said) would be Jane Austen, J.M. Barrie, Dr. Seuss, and Janis Joplin.

Now you know why I had to write this!  I think having these four people in a room together would be fascinating.  The writing styles of the authors would be different and yet, they all have a common sensibility.  They wrote with humor, truth that is dripping with wistfulness, and I think they would begin to bounce ideas off one another.  Could you imagine how Jane Austen would write about Peter Pan?  Could you imagine the rhymes and words Dr. Seuss could  use in describing Mr. Darcy?  What type of villain would J.M. Barrie make of the Grinch?  Add the raw singing of Janis to put it all into song and I think the evening would be one to remember always.

Just my thoughts, thanks for stopping by, DAF


9 responses to “What a great idea…

  1. InfiniteZip says:

    great list:) I would love to be the fly on the wall at that gathering:)

  2. I thought it was a great list, the names all sort of just came to me. I am a fan of Jane Austen, Peter Pan is one of my favorite stories and with my grandson the age he is, I am now reacquainted with Dr. Seuss. Janis Joplin just popped into my thinking and I just had to write her in. One of those off the wall thoughts, right Zip?

  3. InfiniteZip says:

    I would have had Jim Morrison, now that is a brain I would have loved to delve into:) Janis is way cool too:)

  4. Awesome list! In the end I would love to know that they all had something in common. Very cool post.

  5. diannegray says:

    What a great group this would be! I would have to give Janis a big hug because her life (to me) seemed very lonely indeed 😉

  6. Thank you Life, I agree with you about them having something in common. I am glad you liked this!

  7. She always had that lost soul look about her, I think. Thanks for the comment Dianne, it’s always lovely when you visit me.

  8. lifelessons says:

    I would love to come to your party. All of your guest are favorites of mine, too, although I think I only invited one to my party. So many choices, so few chairs!!!

  9. I do love that idea! Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate your visit!

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