We’re driving through the desert, the sky is blue and the air is crisp.
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is playing on the car stereo and my mind meanders from one topic to the next until it finally settles on this one; outside of family and friends, who would I want to gather with for dinner and conversation?
A list begins to form in my mind. I start by asking myself this question: who are the people with interesting ideas? Who thinks outside the box in art, fashion, technology, education, psychology, environment, and business? That list feels exciting to imagine and curate.
I want to sit with the kinds of people who are exploring their field of inquiry/interest with steadfastness and sincerity rooted in what benefits humanity and the planet as a whole.
As I further distil my thoughts and ideas, I realize that irrespective of age, race, gender, political affiliation or ideology, I am drawn to those whom I can learn from. Those special ones who have something to share and without which, there is little hope of us inhabiting a brighter future.
That is who I would try to be as a dinner guest at any table, fancy or meager, small or large, early or late. It would be a feast of ideas, laughter, listening, and remembrance of our good hearts.
Today, I invite you to be curious about your ideas. Which ideas ignite you and bring clarity to your continued growth? Who’s dinner table do you wish you had a seat at?
See you soon, my dear friends.