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Desert Island Companion

800px-lakshadweepislandI often come across desert island questions, asking if we were stranded on (not able to leave) a desert island, or a deserted island, that is uninhabited (with no people, other than me), what would we want to bring along?  It’s not too difficult to select our favorite books or movies to accompany (go with) us to our lonely new home, I think.

But what if you were stranded on a desert island and given the chance to have one companion, someone to keep you company (give you friendship or companionship)?  This person cannot be a relative or even someone you know personally, such as your spouse (husband/wife), boyfriend/girlfriend, or best friend.  It must be a historical figure (someone famous from the past) or a character from books, movies, or TV shows.

Of course, those of you who are practical-minded (thinking of and doing the most useful things) may immediately think of someone like MacGyver, or someone else who is extremely resourceful (able to do a lot with only a little), to help you on the island. This person would certainly be helpful as a companion, so let’s assume he’s already on the island with you.

The question is:  If you were picking someone else to be on your desert island, who would you pick?

You might be interested to know that when I asked Jeff this question, first he said he might pick someone like Socrates or Albert Einstein.  And then, he thought for a minute and asked me, “Is my wife dead?” so we know where his mind was going…and of course, we don’t blame him (say that he did something wrong)!

I’m still trying to decide. I think I would pick someone who is a great storyteller to help me pass the time.

Who would you pick and why?

~ Lucy

20 Responses to “Desert Island Companion”

  1. emiliano Says:

    That´s very good question, I have to think on just a lot.

    Let me take a time. Thank you.

  2. Marco Says:

    I would choose Chuck Norris. Because he can realize every impossible and funny idea. :-)

  3. emiliano Says:

    I have asked Cuca and she told me that without any doub Edward, but I don´t know if a vampire is valid or if he would be a good
    companion for her.
    Another friend who was here with us has told me that Jesus Christ, and I this that´s is a good election.
    But I have to think a little more.

  4. emiliano Says:

    sorry, sorry, sorry ……….(what I write is unintelibly)…once again….

    Jesus Christ I think is a good election…, that´s what I wanted to say.

    May be this will be a very ambitious desire that thousands of people would have, me too, but I want to think a little more.

  5. francesco Says:

    Definitely a very beautiful woman to pass the time. No words, no intelligent speech but just…..you know! ah ah ah enjoy the desert island…

  6. leila Says:

    I have been fallen in love with someone for over 6 years and I have waited for his ask or proposal of marriage, but if I can go to deserted island I will tell him about my love and ask him to come with me , if he accept or refuse I will finish my waiting.

  7. gary kim Says:

    I take Lucy to the lonly island.
    She is a good storyteller and I am not bored.
    She is a good english teacher and I can learn english. Like that,I can prepare for the time when I escape the island.
    I really need english to survive this world.
    Moreover she is female and very young(fertile).
    That’s icing on the cake.

  8. Daniele Says:

    I surely would pick the best friend of man: a nice Dog.
    It would help me with his/her nose and hearing and its sweetness.

  9. emiliano Says:

    Yes, I think just the same as Daniele, the best friend of a man a Dog.
    With a nice dog there are not any surprises and you may have a good listener with very good humor every day.
    Not any explanation, not ugly faces, not heavy silences.

    If not my wife Cuca I choose a Dog.

  10. Lorenzo Says:

    At first, I thought about picking some clever person from the past, like Jeff. But, after that, I thought that I would rather be with some handsome guy. Despite this, I’d probably get tired of him after a few weeks.

  11. Lina Says:

    After reading your writing, I asked 4 friends about this question.
    And they gave me the same answers. Their answers were ” me “. Yea~~ Hooray!!???
    Should I be happy? They are all married men.
    So, I asked them again. why did you pick me? They replied ” You are funny and interesting. ”
    What am I? I’m thinking about myself. Am I funny and interesting? ho~..

  12. dongsung Says:

    I can’t imagine who I would going to pick for this island but I hope he or she is the person who is fun and with honest and trust. I’m very quite person, so he or she will be bored because of me.

  13. Dan Says:

    It seems that there are a lot of options, but it is not easy to pick a right person. The one who is resourceful is probably suitable for me becaue I extremely lack of resourcefulness.

  14. Wiebke Says:

    What a great queation! I would take a person who is not that resourceful but someone who I am sure that I can cope with him for a longer time. That means I have to think about what I really really can’t stand. In the end the decision is: my unborn child (I am not pregnant, so it’s not alive).

  15. bartleby Says:

    I don’t want nobody with me in the island.

    I just need a Broadband internet wireless connection

  16. Ivan Says:

    I would pick with me the actress Jodie Foster. She’s of course a beautiful woman, and she seems to be very smart and interesting… Just a question for Jeff… didn’t you think about Angelina Jolie?

  17. Johnny Ueda Says:

    Hi there,

    I would pick Cleopatra.
    Because she might tell me great stories. I will never get bored.

  18. emiliano Says:

    Just this evening I was talking with Cuca about the desert Island companion and she told me, “if I was in your place in that desert island I would have by companion at Scheherazade, she may tell you so many amusing stories that you would never be boring, also she was so beatuiful that the Sultan had three sons with her while he was listening to her tales, after 1001 nights she saved her life and married the Sultan”.

    With so good advise I have changed my mind and I would like to have Scheherazade with me in that Island.

    What about you, Lucy?, we have told everyone our feelings but you said nothing instead.

    And Jeff?, go ahead and please tell us.

  19. nino Says:

    not my wife of course! but i would certainly take scarlett johansson and a six pack of beer!

  20. Valery Says:

    I would pick up Robinzon Cruzo :), I think he has quite good experience on that, or at least Daniel Defo, who wrote this novel. You see, I am very practical-minded :)