Dinner Guests #SOLC20 Day 1

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I am participating in the Two Writing Teachers March Blog Challenge. If you would like more information about this challenge click here.

Several years ago I learned about the 36 questions to become closer to someone. In the New York Times, the article was titled The 36 Questions that Lead to Love. I am always fascinated by questions. As an introvert, I learned to have a question ready when attending a social event in case the conversation lulled. I prefer to have deeper conversations as opposed to surface level ones.

As part of the challenge this year, I will be answering some of the questions and then you have the opportunity to journal about the question, ask a person you want to be closer to, or answer in the comments.

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I have been asked this question many times. I read a book within the last couple of years about a dinner party of all these connected characters. You cannot help but think about who you wanted to be at your table. It is a recommended read from me!

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I often think I would love to have one last dinner with my Oma who died in 2000. It is hard to believe that on April 1 it will be 20 years that she is gone. I would want her to cook the dinner though too! I miss her Sunday dinner of roast, gravy, boiled potatoes, red cabbage, and “green stuff”. Green stuff was whatever green veggies made it on the table that week: Brussels sprout, asparagus, beans, etc.

I would like to have dinner with Neil Gaiman and Kelly Link as well. They are both authors I admire. Neil writes in a little cottage. Kelly has a small group she gets together with every week. I would love to hear more about both of these practices. I would love to hear about their processes. Kelly just opened a bookstore too. Lots of reading and writing conversation for sure during that dinner!

Who would you like to have dinner with?

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Published by TammyB

Tammy Breitweiser is a writer and teacher who is a force of nature and woman of honor; seer of nuance; an accidental inspirationalist; a keeper of the little red doors, and a conjurer of everyday magic who is busy writing short stories. Her poetry has been published in The Storyteller Magazine. Her flash fiction in Spelk, Cabinet of Heed, Clover and White, and Elephants Never. Her essay is published in the I Wrote it Anyway anthology. You can also connect with Tammy through Twitter @Tlbreit

11 thoughts on “Dinner Guests #SOLC20 Day 1

    1. Is there something you used to eat together that you would like to have with him again? My Oma never met my children either so I would want them to see her too!

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  1. What a great idea, Tammy. There are some loved ones who have passed (esp my brother) that I’d love to have one more dinner with, but among the living, I would LOVE to have dinner with the Obamas. I think Michelle Obama is one of the most amazing women in the world and I feel like an evening with her would lift me up for a lifetime! Thanks for this slice to think about. Have a great month.

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  2. I love this idea and will be looking for a copy of the book! I would love to have dinner with my dad and my grandmother. My dad passed in 1998 and my grandmother passed in 1976. I miss them both so much. My dad always told such fun stories around the dinner table about his childhood antics. He was quite the character! My grandmother was simply my best friend, my confidant, and the person whose company I most enjoyed. I spent a lot of my young childhood visiting her. We had so much fun. Thank you for this slice. It has helped me recall many fond memories. I think I will be writing about them in my notebook later!

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  3. Oh your slice is so interesting! I love having all these questions generated, but I have absolutely no idea who I would chose as a dinner guest right now, but it certainly gives food for thought (pun sort of intended!). Looking forward to your other questions….!

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    1. One of my great loves is life giving conversation! I used to love cooking for other people and had themed dinner parties…so fun! Thanks for reading

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