Finish this statement

Before I die, I want to ___________________.

I can’t remember where, but I saw a site that featured the work of an urban artist who painted that sentence dozens of times, in list form, on the side of an abandoned building . Chalk was provided in wire nests screwed into the wall, and people were invited to stop and write their responses. When the rains came, it was all washed away and it began again.

I thought it would be a fun experiment to run here. Responses can be serious, goofy, and numerous. Lurkers, get out your chalk.

List one thing you’d really like to do before you leave this world. Use the original “Leave a Reply” form, as opposed to the nested reply under the comment of someone else. That way, we won’t comment ourselves into a corner, and others can respond to individual comments without disrupting the page flow.

Production week, production week. What a crazy time. Hitting the showers, then not seeing home until 10:00 tonight.

So, before I die, I want to see my grandchildren grow up. What say you?

10 thoughts on “Finish this statement

  1. Meg

    Sometime in my career as a PT I want to volunteer abroad. I want to be involved in and touch as many lives as I can. That is #1.

  2. PKPudlin

    I saw Itzhak Perlman in concert in 1979 at the Hollywood Bowl. Mom had season tickets and we went together. Afterwards, I told her I could die now – my life was complete.

    So 30-odd years later I still feel that way. It’s all gravy, I tell ya. All of it. Anything I have been given above and beyond what I already have is pure fluff and I’m enjoying every bit of it. I still have goals for myself, but all in all, I’ve been very fortunate and am grateful for every little bit that comes my way.

    Don’t ask me why I’m waxing philosophical this morning. Must be something in the coffee….


    1. Rat Fink Post author

      S’ok, PK. I’m right there with ya. And having seen Perlman play (only on TV, unfortunately), I can totally understand why you thought it was OK to go to heaven now.

  3. Kay

    Before I die I hope to continue to travel to places everywhere in the world and have tea in the home of spiritual souls who have silenced the ego and listen only to SPIRIT.

  4. Skylar

    Before I die, I want to live in Australia for a summer (or a year). It’s the home of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets I’ve ever seen.


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