Candy Chang is an artist who creates installations that people can interact with in meaningful ways.
She made a giant chalkboard on the side of an abandoned house in New Orleans with stenciled words spelling, “Before I die I want to _________.”
Hundreds of people have walked by, picked up a piece of chalk, and filled in the blank.
Her idea has spread into a phenomenon of people making “Before I Die” walls in their own communities around the world.
Perhaps thinking about this is a little bit morbid.
It’s a question that makes me stop and think.
As Chang says in her TED talk, “Thinking about death clarifies your life.”
I don’t know of a chalkboard like this in Calgary, but sometimes it might be worth taking a minute to pause, reflect, and fill in the blank for yourself.
Before I die I want to…
Wishing you many meaningful moments,