My husband came home today talking about a list of 36 questions meant to help a couple fall in love. The idea is simple — you each share personal information that gets more and more private until you form a serious bond. He and I are already nicely bonded, but we tossed around the first question over dinner anyway.
Husband: “If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, living or dead, who would it be?”
Me: “You.” (Yes, I really am that sappy. No, I wasn’t trying to suck up — that was truly the first thing that came into my head.)
Husband: “Someone other than me.”
Me: “Robin Hood…but maybe not. Because, really, that would just feel odd. Hmmm….”
I finally settled on a pre-colonization Native American woman between the ages of 16 and 40 who lived on the exact same plot of land where we were dining. A common Joe, I figured, would actually be much more interesting to talk to than a famous person, and it would be so intriguing to find out how she lived and what she cared about. (Translation services, I assumed, would be provided along with the time travel.)
So now I pass the question along to you. If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be? Or, if you’d rather, here are the original 36 questions so you can pick your own. I’ll be curious to hear what you want to share!