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Someone Who Could Explain The Ness Of Brodgar!

By Bernie Bell

I was playing that game where you choose 6 people you would like to have round a table to talk – usually it’s meant to be a dinner party – but I’m not a dinner party sorta person!

Someone occurred to me that I’d never thought of before…..one of the people who was in charge at the Ness of Brodgar during the Neolithic! 

https://www.nessofbrodgar.co.uk/

Someone who could explain the structures and ideas behind them to me, and also explain the objects – especially the EOASSK……

And ………………explain what the scratchy-scratchy marks are telling us……..

This person would have to not be full of their own self-importance or they wouldn’t fit with the other people I’d choose, who are……….

Albert Einstein – not just for his cleverness, but also his humour.

Prince – if we could persuade him to relax and talk.  If not, I could just look at him!

Fred Turner – Fred lives in Texas, we correspond but I’ve never met him and I would love to get the chance to sit and talk with him. 

Kurt Vonnegut – because he’s Kurt Vonnegut – again, intelligence and good nature. 

Dorothy Parker – who would just be a hoot to spend time with.

And………someone from the Neolithic Ness – with knowledge and good nature – like the folk in charge there now.

Maybe it takes a certain kind of person.

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