This week’s challenge is a great one for me, as I have already given lots of thought to who I’d invite to my “ideal dinner party” table. First, the table is round, so everyone gets to talk to everyone else. First guests are myself and my husband. We are both middle-aged, Conservatives, and classical musicians (he plays clarinet and accordion, and I play violin).
Given the title of my Blog, the invitees are, first, Rush Limbaugh and his beautiful wife Katherine. Rush is deaf, and has difficulty with hearing in large crowds, so they would be seated together. Next guest is Johann Sebastian Bach, unarguably the world’s premier musician and composer. No one, but No One, surpasses Mr. Bach for contributions to music. My husband is a huge admirer of Bach, and he would have some excellent stories to tell about his times. Next is Mr. Adam Smith, whose book, The Wealth of Nations, marked the beginning of Free Market Capitalism, which has enabled more of the world’s people to escape from poverty and tyranny than any other idea. Finally, the last guest would be Mr. Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America. A polymath, who made contributions to our country in many different fields (science, business, music, statecraft, government, letters…), he also would be a terrific conversationalist, who could enlighten the party with stories of the early USA. I’m almost certain that Rush would be in Heaven at this dinner table, deafness or not!
All Hubby and I would have to do, aside from providing dinner, would be to sit back and listen, and learn from all of our distinguished guests. My guess is that this dinner party would go on for many productive hours. Daily Post-here’s one more!