Monday, August 27, 2012

Blogspiration 14: A Table of Notable Companions

Blogspiration is a weekly meme hosted by GrowingUp YA& Saz101. The meme was created to help spark inspiration among bloggers, readers & writers alike. An inspirational quote/picture/video is posted weekly, on the day of the author's choosing, so that it may inspire creativity, conversation & just a little SOMETHING.

This week we were tasked to answer a specific question.  I generally try to play along and have with things like this, and this seemed like a fun one anyway.

From Awake & Unafraid.
This is one heck of a question, and it seems to have no limits.  Now, in compiling my list in my head, I noticed that mine is going to have a lot in common with Saz 101's list.  I'm not trying to copy her.  I guess we just want to meet a lot of the same people.
  1. Neil Gaiman-I've been reading his amazing books for years.  He has to be there.  I have a shelf dedicated to his work for crying out loud!
  2. Carl Sagan-His work helped me fall in love with the universe.
  3. Stephen Hawking-A truly brilliant mind, and I'm a sucker for his computer generated voice.  I don't know why.  Maybe it's the science fiction geek in me.
  4. Douglas Adams-I love his writings, and I wish very much that he were still alive to produce more brilliant work.  I would sit next to him, but in life he was exceptionally tall, and I am exceptionally short.  Don't want to be physically dwarfed at my own party.
  5. The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet Tenzin Gyatso-I've read many of his writings, and I'm in awe of this man.  He's a man of both faith and science, and as such, he has the unique ability to bring people together and encourage dialogue. Though he was never expected to learn science as a child, he sought that knowledge because he wanted to.  He truly wants to understand the universe we live in, and he cares deeply about achieving peace.  This Dalai Lama uses the tools of the modern world to reach out to everyone, and I admire that.  He has a website HERE if you ever want to check it out.  Also, he shares a birthday with my husband (July 6th) so that's another little fun fact for me.
  6. Sir Patrick Stewart-I'd require him to dress in a Star Fleet uniform, so he may not be too happy with me at the table.  Still, he's a terrific actor and a smart man.  I'd have to have him there.
  7. J.K. Rowling-One of the best authors of all time.  How could I possibly leave her out?
With a table like this, I'm sure it would be a deep and passionate conversation about the nature of life and the universe.  To be honest, I'd be truly intimidated by having these brilliant minds gathered in one place, though that wouldn't be enough to prevent me from being there.


  1. Great list. Maybe I'd like to add Einstein or perhaps Jesus Christ. If Jesus showed up for dinner, I'd know he was real.

  2. I really need to check about this guy Neil Gaiman, because really? He's on everyone's list!! :) Great list ;)

  3. Oh damn! This is a FANTASTIC LIST!!!! I can't even begin to imagine the conversations that would be had at this table! BRILLIANT!!

  4. L.G. OMFG. PATRICK STEWART AS WELL? IN STAR FLEET UNIFORM? *SOBS* Please please please when you're a famous author and you know all these people (except for Douglas *cries*) can you invite me, too? I'll take Douglas's seat? I keep saying this, but seriously. I'll sit in a corner, cook, clean, ANYTHING. Seriously, I could happily repost this list as my own.
    LOVE Carl Sagan, and Neil Gaiman is me HERO ♥