I love the QWeekend. It is an insert in Saturday's Courier Mail. I buy it just for QWeekend and also the book/music/movie reviews. Oh and my morbid fascination with death notices.
One of my favourite parts of QWeekend is the section where they do a short q&a with a visiting artist/comedian/actor etc. And of course my favourite question is - Living or dead which five people would you invite to your dinner party.
I have one constant that never changes. My maternal Grandfather. Denis Alfred Fearn 21/9/20 - 10/10/62. He died when my Mum was eleven. She remembers little about him. From stories, I have learned he was generous to a fault, a typical aussie larrikan and a loving Father and Husband. He went AWOL to marry my Nana. I love that I think it is hilarious. He also was promoted and demoted several times whilst serving Australia during WWII. My Mum and my Nana tell me he would have loved his Grandchildren. I feel his loss. I mourn his loss. So he is my number 1 guest. His invite is a sure thing. The next four are harder and tend to change each Saturday when I take the time to think about this question.
99% of the time guests 2, 3 and 4 would be Buddha, Jesus and Mohammed. But I always think only one person will turn up. Why? I think they are one and the same. I have faith. I don't ridicule other people's faith. I don't shove mine down your throat. In fact most people reading this might be surprised I have faith. I was christened Lutheran, confirmed Anglican and attended a Catholic high school. I have very strong eastern spirituality also. Mostly, I believe like the Dalai Lama that my religion is kindness. I abhor the hypocracy of many so called Christians.
So if say for instance, I am correct and guests 2, 3 and 4 are one and the same. I now have two attendants to my dinner party. Guest 3 would be the person who shot John F Kennedy. Just because I have to know. Same with Guest 4. It would have to be Harold Holt - because I just have to know. And guest 5. Probably, Luka Bloom. My most favourite Irish folk singer. Not that I know many. He is amazing and talented, easy to listen to and oozes charisma. Typically Irish.
So there you have it. I have covered religion, conspiracy theory, some of my family background and chucked in a bit of entertainment to boot. Go on please. Go to youtube.com and check out Luka Bloom. You won't be sorry.
Today, I have been to a group session. So feel proud of myself for that. Later I plan to do some painting outside.
So, my dear friends, who would you invite to dinner?