“Before I die…” Wall, what is it?
“After losing someone she loved and experiencing deep depression, artist Candy Chang created an interactive wall on an abandoned house in her neighborhood to create an anonymous place to help restore perspective and share intimately with neighbors while remaining an introvert. After receiving permission, she painted the side of an abandoned house in her neighborhood in New Orleans with chalkboard paint and stenciled it with a grid of the sentence, “Before I die I want to _______.” Anyone walking by could pick up a piece of chalk, reflect on their lives, and share their personal aspirations in public space.”
– Before I die… Website
You may have heard or read about the, “Before I die…” Wall.
Perhaps you’ve even saw pictures of the wall but I don’t think you get the full meaning of it until you see it in person and write down your own dreams and goals.
You take a step back and look at what others would like to do.
Some would like to do small things, and others would like to do big things.
Some will make you laugh, some may even make you cry.
The “Before I die…” Wall has sparked interest in so many across the world and if you click here you can see the different walls and stories behind them worldwide.
Thankfully the wall came to my hometown in Texas and while reading everyone’s aspirations and goals, I felt I should write down mine too.
Should you ever come across the wall in your hometown or while you’re traveling around, be sure to look for a piece of chalk and fill in a blank spot.
Read what other’s have left before you too.
It will always leave you feeling humbled.
While reading this or looking at the pictures, maybe you’ve thought what you would like to do before you die?
If so, I’d love to read about them.
“Before I die I want to ___________”
– R. Vargas