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Today's prompt is as follows:
If you could have a 1-hour coffee date with anyone in the world (or on the other side), with whom would it be? Why would you choose this person? What would you talk about?
This prompt is a hard one for me. How do I narrow it down to one person?
I thought about my husband whom I mainly communicate with via text because he works so hard. I miss quality time with him.
I thought about my dad who moved to another state. I really miss him and would love to spend an hour of quality time with him just being goofy.
I thought about Stephen King, my absolute favorite author. It would be AWESOME to lose myself in an hour of discussing my favorite characters/storylines from King's books.
I thought about my lovely blog friends whom I would love to meet and chat with and just HUG in person.
I thought about any number of handsome actors/musicians/athletes because RAWR. ;)
I thought about my favorite President, whom I won't name because internet trolls are the devil.
But ultimately, the person I chose was Queen Elizabeth I.
I've always been intrigued by Henry VIII because he truly just didn't GAF. "Oh, you won't let me get a divorce because it's against my religion? Then I'll make my own church and do what I want." I mean, the balls on that guy. But during my research into Henry VIII, I quickly became fascinated by his daughter with Anne Boleyn - Elizabeth.
Imagine having Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn as your parents. And then knowing that your father had your mother executed for treason. I mean, that's mind-blowing and dysfunctional in its own right. Then imagine having to execute your cousin because she's trying to take away your throne. Imagine taking power of a country that was essentially financially ruined at the time, and also devastated by religious persecution brought on by your own half-sister. Imagine pledging yourself to your country and never marrying or having children. Imagine being able to say that under your reign, your country defeated the Spanish Armada, one of the greatest superpowers at the time. Imagine being able to speak 6 different languages fluently. Imagine attending plays put on by Shakespeare himself.
I clearly have so many questions to ask her, one hour might not be enough! But she better not touch my frappuccino - queen or not. ;)
So, now it's your turn. Who would you pick for your coffee date?