It started back in my teens with countries I wanted to visit. Then it expanded into wishes, then began to include accomplishments. Now it embraces all that I want to have and be and do in my life.
* Live in Italy or France *
Walk a through-hike * Write a book * Follow the Silk Road * Make wine * Teach English in China * Build a cabin * Be competent outdoors * Run a race * Touch the Amazon * Eat a durian * Learn to play the harmonica * Be ready to save a human life * Learn how to service my car * Do a hundred crunches every day * Have a bicycle as my sole means of transportation * Fast * Follow the blues from NYC > Chicago > St Louis > Memphis > New Orleans * Swim in the Pacific, naked. * Interview an influence * Live on a sailboat * Grow my own vegetables * Hike hut to hut * Fly fish * Forgive, often
* Have a pair of shoes custom-made * Kayak the coast of British Columbia * Publish a photograph * Build a table/desk/bookcase * Juggle * Know at least 15 constellations & their mythology *
Sleep in a hammock * Design a complete wardrobe for myself * Navigate by map & compass only * Compose a song * Heat only with firewood * Cultivate a herb garden * Skydive * Make someone else’s day * Laugh every day * Learn the trees, flowers, wildlife, geography and history of where I live * Help women who want/need it * Streak * Go on African safari * Create art from nature
* Make a line of greeting cards * Have a large-scale outdoor installation *
Make a great vegetarian soup * Learn how to ride a motorcycle/scooter * Increase my vocabulary * Support a cause I believe in * Perform a story or poem for an audience * Go, with no particular destination in mind * Make lampshades * Memorize a piece from Shakespeare * Hastens bed – King Size * Live in the city AND the country, simultaneously * Meditate and be still every day * Beatriz Milhazes painting * Curate my gallery * DJ * Keep my creative juices flowing * Spend a long weekend at Blackberry Farm
Eat when I’m hungry and sleep when I’m tired * Passionate kisses * Build a community space: writer’s retreat, artist colony, etc… * Be the best aunt I can * Learn to Surf * Spend a few months in India * Explore Cambodia, Laos, & Vietnam * Have a job like Verlyn Klinkenborg * Design my own home with an architect (outdoor shower, bluestone patio, Japanese bath) * Buy a beautiful Brooklyn brownstone * Paint and write with audacity * Live with awe and reverence * Start a charitable foundation * Open a print shop * Appreciate all I have, all the time
WHAT’S ON YOUR LIST? I WANT TO KNOW.