Discussions: Chalkboard Wishes, Sidewalk Dreams

Mar 11, 2011

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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  1. qwerty says:

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

    🙂

  2. NMRascal says:

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

  3. qwerty says:

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

    🙂

  4. NMRascal says:

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

  5. Sarah says:

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

  6. mndaln says:

    …travel to all the inhabited continents.

  7. KCW says:

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

  8. amy b.s. says:

    …read all of the classic novels.

  9. Michelle says:

    … run an ultramarathon.

  10. Colleen says:

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

  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.

  12. jen says:

    feel satisfied.

  13. jessica says:

    …fall in love.

  14. Mikaiya says:

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

  15. R says:

    …relocate back to my home state, where they happen to say “pop” and not “soda” 😉

  16. Belle says:

    Way to go, R, way to go.

  17. nrdgrl says:

    …get my doctorate.

  18. Grace says:

    …live in the Middle East.

  19. K. Hill says:

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

  20. H says:

    …have a happy family, inshallah.

  21. Suz says:

    … be kind of a big deal. to someone.

  22. Leila says:

    …have it all

  23. dm58 says:

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

  24. qwerty says:

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

    🙂

  25. whattokeep says:

    …watch my daughter grow up

  26. Melissa says:

    ….I want to fall head over heels in love

  27. Kelsey says:

    …fall in love.

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

  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.)

  29. NMRascal says:

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

  30. MLK says:

    …find true happiness!

  31. Rory says:

    To be a historian at the International Spy Musuem!

  32. Terri says:

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

  33. Trang says:

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

  34. RC says:

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

  35. KRF says:

    Adopt a pet

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