I adore Candy Chang's brilliant community art installation. She took the side of an abandoned house in New Orleans and turned it into a chalkboard where the community was invited to write what they wanted to do before they die. It served as a way of reviving an abandoned space and igniting the opportunity "to learn from the hopes and aspirations of the people around us." On one of them someone wrote 'Before I die I want to understand.' And then immediately below that one someone else had written 'Before I die I want to be okay with not understanding.'
I love Chang's vision and ability to transform a public space into an arena of community that puts on display what connects us as human beings, and what is meaningful to us.
It got me thinking of my own 'Before I Die' bucket list. Some thoughts include having a successful & diverse garden, traveling as often and to as many places as I can, learning to play the guitar, being fluent in a foreign language, having everyone I love know that I do fully, spend more time back in Africa, finally read all the classics on my growing book list, among other things like making a positive difference and following creativity.
What would be on your list?