Sunday, December 8, 2013
The Maine Center for Creativity brought the Before I Die ... wall to Commercial Street in early June. The wall was to stay on the side of the Flatbread Company building (75 Commercial St.) across from the Portland ferry terminal through the end of that month, when it was to be documented and added to the official Before I Die website.
A visit to that part of town over the weekend showed that the wall is still there, and folks from here and away are still using it to write down their life wishes. And to jot down plenty of random thoughts.
The internationally acclaimed, interactive mural comes from Candy Chang. Project sponsors prepare the walls and provide chalk for the public to use to use.
Unfortunately, not everyone has used the wall as it was intended, though the comments currently found there do subscribe to the "diversity of the individuals and their journeys."
Still, there is some inspiration there - in particular from the person who wrote: "Change someone's life."
Karen Beaudoin is an online editor for Maine Today Media and contributes two blogs to the company's websites.
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