Dream Dinner Party

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You’ve heard the question before:

“Living or not – who would be on your ultimate dinner party guest list?”

At first glance, it seems like a superficial gimmicky question, or a thinly veiled attempt at small talk. But seriously – can you imagine it? Who doesn’t love a good dinner party? And think how much fun it would be to invite literally anyone…!

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I’m sure right about now, in the midst of a global pandemic and stay-at-home orders, we would all jump at an invitation to that kind of dinner party.

You don’t need to bring anything – just be your amazing self and get ready for some good conversation, some amazing chemistry, and a heck of a lotta laughter.

Here’s who will be around the table:

(Peruse the list for some serious badassery and prepare to be inspired!)

  1. Dolly Parton – Big – bosomed, blonde bombshell beauty queen
  2. The Dalai Lama – I just want to hear the giggles that ensue when Dolly is introduced to the Dalai
  3. Mr Rogers – He’ll make everyone feel perfect just the way they are. I’ll be curious to see if he shows up in his loafers or tennies.
  4. Rayma Hayes – Founder of Little Star Montessori school, tea drinker, whiskey lover, and everyone’s surrogate grandmother.
  5. Tasha Tudor – The OG children’s book illustrator, flower gardener, corgi lover. Even if you don’t know her name, you know her illustrations – I promise.
  6. Wendell Berry – Farmer, activist, poet, salt of the earth. I’m hoping he likes the food.
  7. Mary Oliver – As a fellow lover of solitude, I’m assuming she’s an introvert so I’m not going to ask her to recite a poem in front of the group.
  8. David Whyte – Advocate for courageous conversations in all parts of life, and poetry lover. Maybe he’ll recite one of Mary’s poems.
  9. Brené Brown – I’m curious to see how David and Brené get along. They kinda preach the same gospel – one with a British accent, the other with a punchy southern drawl.
  10. Anne Lammott – I want her seated next to me because I know that no matter what happens – serious, funny, powerful, awkward, she’ll be saying something in my ear that will keep me laughing.
  11. Baylie Huyett – I plan on saying little and just delighting in this glorious human playlist
  12. YOU! – I’m so glad you’re coming! If you have the time, stay and help me load the dishwasher so we can share all the little details we loved most about this dinner party.
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