While I was in Buena Vista this morning I noticed something in the courtyard of an ice cream shop which I have seen a few times at various places around the country. A wall full of head-to-toe blackboards with the phrase in the post title pre-written, followed by a blank space. People use chalk to “fill in the blank”. I took pictures of all the spaces (as I did in previous spots, I’ll post them eventually as I find them after I get home) but I got some closeups of some of the answers which I thought were particularly poignant.
Some were obviously written by children, or on their behalf. Miles, age 6, wants to “be a superhero,” for example. I did not write anything myself – at any of the venues I’ve found in my travels – who am I to judge which one to erase?. I noticed that someone wrote “see the world” and I guess that’s exactly what I’m doing…..
What would your answer be?
And think about this sign the next time you eat a chicken nugget…. Careful what you wish for.