Seven fictional or non fictional people I'd like to meet? ...hmmm. Probably real people.
Oh--this is a topic that was asked a while back at Blissed-Out Grandma. It was on one of those meme things, you know--tag you're next. I looked at it and started to think about my picks and then just entered the idea in my blog composition list to think about later. Well, later has come.
What a great way to fill up a blog post.
Here they are in no particular order:
Jesus Christ -- This is almost a no-brainer. Who wouldn't want to meet Jesus in person? Where you could actually talk face to face with him? I'd want it to be a time-travel thing too so I could see what things were like back then. In fact that will be part of my criteria for the rest of the characters who are real or historical. And also, I'd get to stay three days in each place. Three days hanging out with Jesus and his disciples would be pretty amazing.
Now, back to the list:
Image via Wikipedia Franz Schubert -- I guess I'd need to learn German or have a translator, but three days with Schubert would be undoubtedly filled with music. He's one of my favorite composers. A biography that I read about him told about how he would perform a lot of intimate concerts and hung around with a rather arty group. Vienna in the early 1800s sounds like a fascinating time. Maybe I could catch Beethoven while I was there.
Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson --He's a distant cousin and seemed like a very upright guy. An American Civil War hero, he was also a teacher at a Viginia university. From all I've read about him he sounds like a pretty serious guy. I would be talking to someone who was very closely related to my ancestors who first came to the United States in the mid-1700s.
Mark Twain--The guy was a literary genius and could say such funny things. I wonder if he was funny all the time. I'd say he must have been at least passably congenial since he was so popular. Mark Twain would have some fascinating stories to tell.
Image via Wikipedia Erik Satie--The French composer of eccentric impressionistic and minimalist music seems like a pretty strange guy and I imagine it could be entertaining to spend some time with him. Add to my criteria the instant ability to speak and understand the language of wherever I was--I'd need this for several of my characters.
Al Jolson--I want to know the real story about the guy. This popular singer from the first half of the twentieth century would probably have some great tales to tell about the entertainment industry of his time. He comes across as a pretty nice guy in both the fictional portrayal and in his films, And if he's an ass then so be it. It's only three days for crying out loud.
Image via Wikipedia Jack Kerouac--After three days I'd probably be pretty drunk hanging out with this guy, but it would be cool going to jazz clubs and hanging out with people he knew. I could get more of a feel for the beat philosophy and lifestyle, and maybe get some kind of insight from Kerouac about his writing. Maybe three days of a cross-country drive. I can dig that for sure.
Now wasn't that fun? I had fun thinking about it. You want to do it too? I'm supposed to tag you here, so if you want to play--go ahead. It's an easy way to fill up a blog post. Or did I say that already?