If you could meander down this path for an hour let's say, with a person you either truly admire, would like to get to know a little better, or are simply curious about, who would it be?
I would love to bring John O'Donahue back from the dead to spend a while with him - to just hear the music of his words - the purr of his Celtic brogue. John wrote Anam Cara and Beauty: The Invisible Embrace. His thoughts and words entrance me. He left too soon.
Another choice I could make, for today (because it might be someone else tomorrow) would be, Byron Katie, originator of the 4 questions for self-inquiry and writer of several books, two of which are: Loving What Is and A Thousand Names for Joy. I would like to experience her radiant, calm, accepting energy.
Another is Irvin D. Yalom, M.D. as I so admire his work. I have read his book Existential Psychotherapy several times. He has also written a book about several of his most interesting cases which is called Love's Executioner an interesting read for everyone. Yalom also writes novels, the best of which in my opinion is When Neitzsche Wept.
Richard Dawkins author of The Selfish Gene and The GOD Delusion would also interest me if I wanted a stimulating, provocative discussion.
However, this exquisite path looks like it deserves a respectful, reverent silence so maybe it would simply be my own company that I would seek.
And you? Whose company would you seek if you could have an hour or two alone to stroll and converse surrounded by the beauty in the above image? Would you seek out an ancient master, a great muscian, a world leader, a religious leader, a lost family member, a great thinker, an old school chum, an explorer, a famous scoundrel? Who?