Daily Prompt: Circle of Five

Today’s daily prompt was really interesting, here it is:

A writer once said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” If this is true, which five people would you like to spend your time with?

1- Tiziano Terzani (1938-2004) he was a journalist and writer from Florence, Italy. I admire him, for several reasons. In his early in life, he felt a strong desire to go abroad, see the world, escape from the small-town mentality of Florence in particulary, of Italy in general. He felt this huge attraction for Asia, but most of all for China, so he did all he could, even leave a really good job, to accomplish his dream. In the meanwhile he begun as a specialist correspondent for the German weekly “Der Spiegel” in war zones. His life was intense, he has experienced many things, he has seen many things in a very critical period of our modern history (like the fall of Saigon by Vietcong and the fall of Phnom Pehn by Khmer rouge).  I admire his will to live, learn more, discover more about life, about mankind, about nature, universe. Like him, I feel these intense and strong desires, of knowing as much as I can, of escaping from mediocrity… like him I ended up doing a journey, but into myself. With him, I would like to share these feelings and I would like to listen from his true voice, all that he discovered and he had seen in this wonderful world.

2- Dante Alighieri (1265–1321)

3- Leonardo Da Vinci (1452 – 1519)

4- William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616)

5- James Joyce (1882 – 1941)

from 2 to 5 there is no need to presentations, they simply are genius and I appreciate very much the gift these “not ordinary” people did to mankind, even to say THANKS I would like to spend at least a day with each of them!

 

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