My invitation list would look something like this:
John Lennon, Bob Marley, Martin Luther King, Ghandi, the Buddha, Kurt Vonnegut, Einstein, Neil De Grasse Tyson, Isaac Asimov, Gloria Steinem to name a few off the top of my head. I’d invite the local homeless and poor. I might also invite some of the war mongers to try and get them to understand peace. People like George W Bush, Saddam Hussein, Ayatollah Khomeni, and a selection of GOP congressmen.
The perfect place to hold a Peace party would be People’s Park in San Francisco. It would be cold this time of year, but we could have those big event tents and gas heaters, and strings of holiday lights. John Lennon and Yoko Ono would speak of their work for peace, Einstein would tell jokes, MLK and Gloria Steinem will remind us of the work yet to be done.
Music would be provided by John Lennon, with his sons, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Dave Matthews Band, and local children’s choirs. Additional entertainment would be provided by a doggy holiday parade, and trick dog acts. (Who can’t help but smile at dogs?)
I would have a gift giving portion of the party, though all the gifts would go to the poor and the homeless, especially children.
Food would be simple, homey and (mostly) healthy stuff. Not the fru fru stuff of most big fetes. I would serve roast turkey, fried chicken meatloaf, potatoes and gravy, freshly baked bread, fresh vegetables from local organic markets. Deserts would also be simple: chocolate cake, pineapple upside down cake, angle-food cake, and fresh berries and cream. I think serving such simple fare would enhance the feeling of peace, in that we can all recall Mom or Grandma making the same. We all love comfort foods. I believe comfortable people are more peaceful people.
Not the type of party many would give, but I’m a simple person.
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