A Day with Solomon

René Reichelt

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Everyone gets dragged into that question game that asks silly questions and produces even sillier answers.  Questions like “if you could spend a day with anyone dead or alive, who would it be?”

So, who would it be?

I would call for the best.  The wisest, the most alluring personality in all of history.  He was a literary phenomenon authoring one of the greatest pieces of poetry ever recorded.  He was admired by everyone, including his enemies.  He was good with women as can be concluded when remembering that he had seven hundred wives and three hundred concubines.  He had exquisite taste as the depictions of his architectural endeavors prove.  He was wealthy beyond imagining.  He was powerful.  He was favored by God.  He had impeccable judgment and understood justice.

He would be Solomon.

The queen of Sheba (among countless other nobles and greats) went out of her way to meet him.  He must have been an intriguing man with a pleasant voice and many enchanting tales.  A day with him would be like honey to the mind.