Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Good Choices

In choosing a friend, go up a step.

The Talmud
Hello Sandy
Did you ever wonder what it would be like to put all of your friends in one room together? Would they get along with each other? Or would you be the only thing they have in common?

I have fantasized that if I ever struck it rich, I mean multimillion dollar rich, I would rent an island somewhere with a nice hotel and a beach and invite all my friends to a big month long party, I love them so much.

I have a very diverse group of friends. A few are actors (naturally, since I've spent so many years in show business) but the rest are not. A few are artists. The rest are not. Some are scientists. The rest are not. A few are musicians. The rest are not. One is a writer, one a nurse, one a broadcaster. The rest are not. And so on. Furthermore, some of them now live way out west. The others don't.

So I wonder, if the great golden ring were to drop onto my plate and I held such a party, if they would all get along with each other? Would the writer and one of the actors have a disagreement about the theory of art? Would the scientists feel out of place? Would the broadcaster and the nurse get into a spat about politics? Would there be affairs, misunderstandings, jealousies, broken hearts? I would hope not but I can foresee it happening. My friends are sensitive, interesting, vital, thinking people and the one sure thing I can say about them is that in choosing them I went up a step. And the one sure thing I can say about my former friends is that I didn't and neither did they. So be careful where you step.

DB - The Vagabond
Never give up.


Geo. said...

Sounds like a great party and, if fortune finds you and enables it, I hope you invite me. Would there be affairs,misunderstandings,jealousies,
broken hearts? Only if you do it right.

Cordelia Leir said...

That sounds awesome! Would love to come if that ever happens (and u get a tropical island lol) and meet ur diverse group of friends as I have none x

Big Mark 243 said...

It would indeed be a great party and I think that everyone would feel that they were increased by being among the gathering..!

I think Geo said it best... it would be a sign of how diverse the group was if there weren't any of the things he mentioned present at the party!!

Arlene (AJ) said...

Agree it would be a great party, guess I'm one of the lucky ones....friends I've had since school days and others I've met and became friends with through the years and most recent friends have gotten together and we all felt like we knew each other forever and everyone bonded. Had one heck of a get-together and was nice to see all my friends who just met talking and enjoying each other and sharing their life stories with each other.

Ken Riches said...

If I were to do this, it would only need to be a small island :o)