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Before I Die: A Project By Artist Candy Chang

Artist Candy Chang made a stencil with the words "Before I die I want to ______." and posted it on a wall in New Orleans, LA. This is what happened.

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And soon every inch of the wall was filled with the words of strangers.

"...People’s responses made me laugh out loud and they made me tear up. They consoled me during my toughest times. I understood my neighbors in new and enlightening ways, and the wall reminded me that I’m not alone as I try to make sense of my life." -- Candy Chang

Interested in doing a project like this yourself? There's kits you can get so you can make your own wall.

Remember, though, that Candy got a permit and made sure the wall was legal.

On the site there are other languages, too, as the project spread globally.