Sunday, May 20, 2007
Never Gonna Happen Dinner
Mrs Merton used to say, "let's have a heated debate" - it seems the whole "Fuck it, you can come in" and gay issue has almost got us on her sofa (apologies for those who have never heard of the tongue in cheek chat show this side of the pond)
Anyway, it's got me thinking - I had dinner with a bunch of people I never spent more than 5 minutes with last night - 6 very different people than I would normally gravitate toward and our conversation touched on every topic from football to homosexuality and everything in between. In fact it was very Level 5.
And as I drink my Earl Grey this morning I wonder, if we could invite anyone to dinner who would they be. I was in London Town last week Hence the pics of Liverpool Street Station - they make a great tryptic, but I can't get them to line up side by side) and had a Brick Lane curry with 6 good friends, but I wonder if we could invite 6 people (alive or dead) who we have no real chance of dinning with, who would they be.....answers on a comment please
Here this morn are my six 'never gonna happen' dinner guests:
My grandma Elsie - she was so so warm, she died when I was out of the country and I never got to say goodbye, there is so much I would like to say to her - she would be sat beside me
Joan of arc - i would want to know more of those voices she heard...
Tom waits - surreal, off the wall - love his story telling, oh, and he could play the piano too
Mike yaconelli - my dear late friend, many times I have wanted his councel of late, sadly I have it no more
Desmond Tutu - I would give good money to see him smile and hear his infectious laugh
Helen mirren - oh my lord, i have had more than a crush on this woman since puberty, she can act a little too
So (now on my 3rd cup of earl grey), I wonder who you would invite...
ps, talking of dining with lovely people Jude sent me this pic of Mr Lawson and me having dinner, he was in Brick Lane on monday - as pip would say, he is beautiful