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31 Mar, 2014

A sign of something

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Misc. life|Ottawa

I spotted this sign at the Golden Ave. Bridgehead in Westboro last week, and it got me thinking:Life is too short
I was prepared to fill it out. I knew what I wanted to say but I was reluctant to commit it to paper in front of a coffee shop full of people. In the end I walked away.

Maybe I’ll go back and check on it. Would you add something to it, if you had the chance?

4 Responses to "A sign of something"

1 | Alina

March 31st, 2014 at 2:32 pm


… not enjoy a piece (or two) of a good chocolate.

… not spend a lot of time with the kids.

… sweat the small stuff.

2 | Soup and Bread

March 31st, 2014 at 2:51 pm


Twitter and Facebook.

3 | andrea tomkins

April 1st, 2014 at 10:40 am


Update: the sign is gone. Boo.

4 | Laurel

April 1st, 2014 at 6:58 pm


Life is too short for regrets. Do it now, whatever it is.

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