before I die

This project by artist Candy Chang has generated a lot of talk, but I had to write about it for those who don’t know it yet. Chang converted the side of an abandoned house in her New Orleans neighborhood into a giant chalkboard, with a prompt to inspire passersby to write their aspirations for life. She explains the objective of the project:

Before I Die transforms neglected spaces into constructive ones where we can learn the hopes and aspirations of the people around us.

After seeing this project for the first time, I found myself thinking about what I want to do before I die. Marcus and I recently made a goal to travel to a new country every year, I hope to write a book in the near future, and I want to be fluent in Germany someday. There are so many things, but in the end I just want to be content and feel like I was a part of this world. What do you want to do/feel/be before you die?


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