“The list is the origin of culture. It’s part of the history of art and literature. What does culture want? To make infinity comprehensible. It also wants to create order.” Umberto Eco
Whether To Do or Bucket, whatever you prefer calling the exercise of list making, we are a people of many lists. We make lists for the grocery store, and for our day. Some of us love them and live by them, others abhor them, but I bet most of us use them in one capacity or another.
Today’s Prompt is to go at it and make a list of things you’d like to try, do or learn. List as many things you can think of, even if the possibility seems unlikely. Make it like a Bucket List on Steroids. Write every single thing that pops into your head and don’t discriminate. Just list those ideas as they come.
*Feel free to respond with images from magazines or sketches if you feel inspired to do so. Or add them after you have made your list.
Read the quote below and journal your own thoughtful response to Mr. Eco’s assertion:
“We have a limit, a very discouraging, humiliating limit: death. That’s why we like all the things that we assume have no limits and, therefore, no end. It’s a way of escaping thoughts about death. We like lists because we don’t want to die.” Umberto Eco
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