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Discussions: Chalkboard Wishes, Sidewalk Dreams

I wasn’t going to pen a “Discuss” post for today.  I had briefly considered fostering a debate about soda vs. pop vs. coke, but I really didn’t want to open that can of carbonated beverage.  But just when I had given up on the idea of posting, I saw this:

New Orleans resident Candy Chang affixed a chalkboard to the side of an abandoned building in her neighborhood and provided chalk so that visitors could share with the world the one thing they wanted to do before they die.  Some of the affirmations were intellectual (study in Israel), others were sentimental (see my kids get married), and others were humorous (be tried for piracy).  So today, I thought I would ask the same question and let you answer in the comments.

Before I die, I want to… _______________________

(Belle: See both of my parents hold their grandchildren.)

Feel free to fill in your blank below. Please keep with the original theme of the project and keep your comment short.

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    35 comments

  1. qwerty says:

    …to wear one of Belle's recommended dresses, while drinking one of Belle's recommended cocktails, while hanging out with Belle.

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    November 30, -0001/Reply
  2. NMRascal says:

    …see the world become a better place because of the things my children do/accomplish.

    November 30, -0001/Reply
  3. qwerty says:

    …to wear one of Belle's recommended dresses, while drinking one of Belle's recommended cocktails, while hanging out with Belle.

    ๐Ÿ™‚

    November 30, -0001/Reply
  4. NMRascal says:

    …see the world become a better place because of the things my children do/accomplish.

    November 30, -0001/Reply
  5. Sarah says:

    …be asked to speak at a commencement ceremony at my alma mater.

    March 11, 2011/Reply
  6. mndaln says:

    …travel to all the inhabited continents.

    March 11, 2011/Reply
  7. KCW says:

    …write a collection of (hilarious/awkward) short stories based on my life!

    March 11, 2011/Reply
  8. amy b.s. says:

    …read all of the classic novels.

    March 11, 2011/Reply
  9. Michelle says:

    … run an ultramarathon.

    March 11, 2011/Reply
  10. Colleen says:

    …love a child like he or she is my own.

    March 11, 2011/Reply
  11. Charleigh says:

    … All the usual things, but in today's world statistics show it's not something that happens for everyone no matter what you may wish — Have a family and live comfortably, have job satisfaction, be happy.

    March 11, 2011/Reply
  12. jen says:

    feel satisfied.

    March 11, 2011/Reply
  13. jessica says:

    …fall in love.

    March 11, 2011/Reply
  14. Mikaiya says:

    See my husband fall in love with our (as-yet unimagined) child.

    March 11, 2011/Reply
  15. R says:

    …relocate back to my home state, where they happen to say “pop” and not “soda” ๐Ÿ˜‰

    March 11, 2011/Reply
  16. Belle says:

    Way to go, R, way to go.

    March 11, 2011/Reply
  17. nrdgrl says:

    …get my doctorate.

    March 11, 2011/Reply
  18. Grace says:

    …live in the Middle East.

    March 11, 2011/Reply
  19. K. Hill says:

    …marry the man of my dreams whom exists but I am unsure if he realizes it. :/

    March 11, 2011/Reply
  20. H says:

    …have a happy family, inshallah.

    March 11, 2011/Reply
  21. Suz says:

    … be kind of a big deal. to someone.

    March 11, 2011/Reply
  22. Leila says:

    …have it all

    March 11, 2011/Reply
  23. dm58 says:

    learn Arabic, so I can speak to my husband's family.

    March 11, 2011/Reply
  24. qwerty says:

    …to wear one of Belle's recommended dresses, while drinking one of Belle's recommended cocktails, while hanging out with Belle.

    ๐Ÿ™‚

    March 12, 2011/Reply
  25. whattokeep says:

    …watch my daughter grow up

    March 11, 2011/Reply
  26. Melissa says:

    ….I want to fall head over heels in love

    March 12, 2011/Reply
  27. Kelsey says:

    …fall in love.

    …be happy NOT being in love until the right time.

    March 12, 2011/Reply
  28. Michele says:

    Learn spanish. And speak it while drinking sangria in Barcelona on a beach. With no blackberry. (While my fabulous Hill job waits for me at home of course.)

    March 12, 2011/Reply
  29. NMRascal says:

    …see the world become a better place because of the things my children do/accomplish.

    March 13, 2011/Reply
  30. MLK says:

    …find true happiness!

    March 13, 2011/Reply
  31. Rory says:

    To be a historian at the International Spy Musuem!

    March 14, 2011/Reply
  32. Terri says:

    Read to my grandchildren, stand in by the sea of Galilee and understand NASCAR people.

    March 14, 2011/Reply
  33. Trang says:

    I cotributed some good deeds to this world and made it a better place for my kid:)

    March 14, 2011/Reply
  34. RC says:

    …finish traveling the world with a man whom I love (and I know is out there).

    March 14, 2011/Reply
  35. KRF says:

    Adopt a pet

    March 14, 2011/Reply