Before I die…

Artist, Candy Chang, created the first ‘Before I Die…’ wall on an abandoned house in New Orleans after the death of someone she loved that left her world shattered. For a long time, Candy struggled with grief and depression and she became acutely aware of how few people engaged with honest conversations about death.

From this the idea to create a public piece of art was born. On an old abandoned house she created a chalk board and stencilled the words: Before I die…  The response to this prompt was huge.

I offer this prompt in one of the sessions in my program, Celebrating This Precious Life: Honest Conversations about Death and Dying. Here are just a few of the responses.

Before I die…  

  • I want to swim with the dolphins
  • I want to connect with my brother
  • I want to finish my autobiography
  • Declutter – get rid of stuff (physical and mental)
  • I want to go to Bhutan (again) and climb up to Tiger’s Nest
  • I want to go to Japan
  • I want to embody the practice of letting go
  • Have all my legal paperwork in order
  • I want to be free of debt
  • I want to go the Gobi Desert
  • I want to touch people’s hearts and souls  with my yoga/dance classes.
  • I want to be loving and kind with myself and everyone around me

I invite you to leave your comment below.