July 17th, 2010

Writer's Block: Ten minutes in heaven

If you could have 10 minutes alone with anyone in the world where you could do or say whatever you wanted without consequences, who would you choose and what would you do?

I would choose one of three people, and would probably have to make the choice on the spur of the moment, when the opportunity came up.  It might be Lao Tze or whoever was the major author of the Tao te Ching.

In any case, i would say nothing.  Given only ten minutes, i could only listen.  If i did say anything, it would be something really general, like, "what's it all about?" or "give me your best shot." or "what do i need to know?" or "tell me what you meant when you said 'the sage treats the people like straw dogs."