26 October 2009

Monday's Musing

“Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn't have the power to say yes.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

If there is one person (alive or dead) with whom you would love to have a cup of tea and conversation, who would it be? Eleanor Roosevelt is that person for me. Her philosophy always inspires me.

Have a great week!



Blogger PghCathy said...

I, too, am an Eleanor Roosevelt fan. When visiting family in Poughkeepsie, I was thrilled to find out I was only a few miles from her home Val-Kill. I spent a wonderful afternoon there, soaking up the atmosphere.

1:50 PM  
Blogger Yarnhog said...

I read your question and then just say here in a trance for several minutes, thinking about all the people I'd love to sit and talk to. I don't think I could possibly narrow it down to just one. Ten, maybe...

2:48 PM  
Blogger Rudee said...

I'd love to spend a day with Elizabeth Zimmerman. I'd just sit there and absorb her wisdom.

If she is unavailable, I think I'd like to talk to Clara Barton, or Florence Nightengale.

4:15 PM  
Anonymous junieann said...

She is one of my heroines too. The woman I would love to meet is Eleanor of Aquitaine - Queen of France and then England. Incredible personality for the dark ages.

Perhaps it is the name they share. Eleanor of Aquitaine was the first to bear the name, which in Hebrew, meant God is My Light - and later, Light of God, or so it is said.

11:49 PM  
Anonymous Gracie said...

Jane Austen! I also think Pearl Buck would be an interesting conversationalist, but Jane is my first choice.
(great question, by the way, and I really like the other suggestions)

5:07 PM  

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