The infamous bucket list
Our magical vessel that contains all our future hopes and wishes to enjoy before we die. But what exactly is it, and how did that name come about? Well, I’ll tell you.
There are several theories ranging from a child’s game of literally kicking a ball until it accidentally hits a strategically placed bucket terminating you in the game. Or the practice of mourners sprinkling holy water from a bucket placed at the deceased’s feet. And then this last theory that goes back to the middle ages where the guilty person would have to stand on a bucket with a noose around his neck and when the bucket was kicked, the person would be hanged.
Ultimate To-Do List
Either way, nowadays it’s a strong metaphor for all that we hold dear. It's where we put our ultimate goals and dreams to experience before we pass on. Yet, rarely are any of our specific friends associated with any of these aspirations. So, naturally, that got me thinking…we prepare for our inevitable life transitions such as becoming a free bird in the empty nest or planning the picture-perfect retirement, but with no real thought as to the friends alongside us in these new chapters. Why is that?
I'm in my element when I'm exploring thoughts of this challenging topic of female friendships. Sometimes things spill out into the real world and end up here in this blog,
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