My heroes, the two Alberts, Schweitzer and Einstein.
Einstein though he is noted for the Theory of Relativity, seems to have been a man with a gift for seeing through to and boiling down the essence of things. Hundreds of wonderful quotes are attributed to him (e.g.
And anyway every time I see a picture of him, I fall in love with those eyes and that hair!
Then there is Schweitzer, medical missionary, philospher-scientist, Nobel peace prize winner, musician and scholar of music, author (including writings on Reverence for Life). And he is portrayed with a wonderful smile
[img]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bundesarchiv_Bild_183-D0116-0041-019,_Albert_Schweitzer.jpg[/img] (couldn't quite get that to appear here, but if you click the square, you can open the photo in a new window) or just go here
I'm tempted to use Marie Curie for the third. She's from the same era as the Alberts and with two Nobel prizes, she could certainly hold her own in conversation with them. But it might shake things up and make it livelier to have someone more contemporary.
So perhaps Ursula K. LeGuin, my all time favorite author, a contemporary woman with an amazing scope of thought...
Now there would be a dinner to remember!
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