Of course Mr. Swiss is in the narrow choice. After spending 44 years together, he is definitely in my circle of five. He is the musical company to bring some rhythm in the circle. My circle would be silent without a background of jazz to keep it swinging. He can even bring his drums with him. He is my rescuer in emergency situations. My supporting rock in dealing with the Swiss way of life, and my partner in all the decisions I have to make. He mostly points me in the right direction. And he has put up with my strange ideas for many years and that is really quite an achievement.
I must have an author in the circle. Charles Dickens would be my choice. His life was an interesting one, from poverty to fame and all due to his writing talents. His books describing life in London in the 19th century are for me a realistic proof of how life was in London at that time. I am sure he would have some interesting tales to tell.
Then I would have Paul Lam to accompany me and look after my well being. He is my Tai Chi hero and I am sure he would be the support I would need to keep fit.