Before I Die: A Global Ethnography of Anonymous Aspirations in Chalk and Public Space | Brain Pickings
Geege Schuman stashed this in Life Death Life Death
"Before I Die (public library) collects the best of these public yet anonymous walls, from Alaska to Australia, Brooklyn to Berlin, filled with answers ranging from the poignant (“see a year without war”) to the silly (“sleep with a harp player”) to the disarmingly honest (“repair my broken heart”). Alongside the photographs are the stories of some of the people who chalked in their anonymous answers ..."
It's amazing how thinking about death helps us crystallize our desires. For one person (fourth pic down) it was "Go to a Nickelback concert!" Hell yeah!
One thing I love love love about Brainpickings is their book find point is usually "public library". Books don't have to be acquired/purchased/owned/stored - they can be borrowed.
I hope the concept of library doesn't disappear like the concept of bookstore has started to.