I am always interested in global projects and lately there have been several that have caught my eye.
One in particular is the Before I Die Project.
Before I Die is a global art project that invites people to contemplate death and reflect upon their lives. Created by the artist Candy Chang on an abandoned house in New Orleans after she lost someone she loved, today there are over 4,000 walls around the world.
I was intrigued and it got me to thinking about what I would write on a wall if provided the opportunity. I took some screen shots of some of the phrases that appeared on their website of examples of what people have written on various walls around the world.
A lot have to do with personal goals.
Many are heartbreaking.
It’s easy to read between the lines, isn’ t it? Humans suffering.
I see so much sadness and regret in some of these sentences.
But I also see hope.
There are so many things that would fit in after the words Before I Die…
See my mom truly happy for one more time.
Make a difference in someone’s life with a simple act.
See more of this amazing world we live in.
Write a book.
The list goes on and on.
So…you knew it was coming. If you could finish the sentence Before I Die….
What would you write?
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