WILL UNWOUND #246: “Fantasy Friday – The Tutor of Your Choice”October 8, 2010
What I like about librarians is your curiosity about the world around you. I have not met a librarian who was not at heart an inquisitive person.
Today’s fantasy is to name a field of knowledge, a skill, a sport, or a trade that you would like to master. Your humble and most gracious genie will give you a full time tutor to help you master the area that you desire for a 3 year period.
For instance, you could have Taylor Swift teach you how to sing country style, George Clooney tutor you in the craft of acting, the Dalai Lama teach you how to meditate, Doris Kearns Goodwin tutor you in American history, Stephen Hawking explain the mysteries of the universe, or Bob Villa instruct you in the blue collar trades.
Those are just a few examples. Maybe you want to learn to play a musical instrument, paint landscapes, master a foreign language, or become a gourmet cook. The possibilities are endless. All you have to do is give the genie the thing you want to master, the person you want as a tutor, and a good reason why you want to do this and your wish will become his command.
Me first: Oh most noble and generous genie, can you please give me Arnold Palmer as my personal golf instructor? Pretty please with a cherry on top. Why? Because I want to beat Harold the Chiropractor like a drum.