Who would you gift immortality to?
And how would you decide?
For me, I was gutted when Terry Wogan died.
So I’d give it to him.
Because (I think) he was kind.
And I would have liked him to have been my dad.
And George Michael.
Because I think his best work was yet to come.
And David Bowie because I loved his surprises.
And he was a visionary.
(Bowie got old.
His ideas didn’t.)
And David Attenborough because I think that he is caring and true.
And Anthony Bourdain because he was raw.
He was just – well – himself.
Kind. Creative. Authentic. Brave.
Basically (and I have just worked this out) I would give the gift of immortality to anyone that scored highly in my little world in the areas of kindness, creativity, authenticity and bravery.
So, imposing my thinking on the rest of the world (as I do), in order to get on other people’s immortality list, I am going to be as kind, creative, authentic and brave as I possibly can.