At the corner of Washington and Sterling here in Prospect Heights is a Before I Die project wall.
The entries include some of the usual accomplishments that you would expect people to share: go to college, pay off my debts, go skydiving, that sort of thing.
The children’s favorite entry is an unlikely one: “Before I Die, ” it reads, “I want to spank a rat.”
I have no idea what that means, but it leaves the children in stitches.
The Before I Die wall is flanked by some some spectacular street art and graffiti. It changes regularly, like a well-curated unofficial museum exhibition. It is a wonderful surprise to see what new things await us each time we pass.
I ask the children to oblige me as I snap a few photos of the latest installation.
PS: this post is the first week of a year-long collaborative photography project dedicated to the exploration of composition. I am excited to embark on this new photography adventure! This week’s exploration is devoted to the use of geometry as a framing device. To see the rest of the images from my fellow participants and to learn more about this project, please go to our group website Who We Become.
And how is your heart, soul and spirit today?