On my bike ride home yesterday I was stopped in my tracks (or tires?) by a scene at the intersection of 14th and Q Streets. A group of people was standing around looking at this:
This was just what I needed after a somewhat crummy day: I laughed, I cried, I was grateful that a piece of public installation art made me think a little about what is really important in life. Here is a sampling of some of my favorite writings:
This wonderful piece of art was begun by artist Candy Chang, and you can read all about it on her website, or even begin a “Before I Die” wall in your own neighborhood. Me personally? I want to see Sri Lanka again, sing an earth-shattering rendition of Heart’s “Barracuda” at a karaoke night, realize my full potential, and leave the world a little better than I found it.
What do you want to do before you die?
Amanda Jiron-Murphy, In-Gallery Interpretation and Public Programs Coordinator