Some things in life are so simple yet naturally engaging. A great example is this blackboard at the Shops on El Paseo. Beneath the title, “Before I Die …” people write in their aspirations. Some are major goals while others are silly. A crowd stood in front of the board – smiling, nodding and occasionally laughing – while reading the entries. Then one woman grabbed a piece of chalk, wrote, “Stop Working,” and got a proud hug from her husband.