In this post Dr. Zamalek observes the plaques, affixed to buildings that line the streets of Paris, commemorating sites of historical significance. He wonders what it might be like if ordinary people mounted plaques marking the inflection points in their own lives:
“The bland café table you just passed could be where someone finally figured out his or her life after years of struggle, or perhaps where they learned the crushing news of a premature death. It would add relief and drama to one’s experience of a city.”
I like this idea. Dr. Z cautions that such a project would “inevitably attract jerks,” which depending on one’s perspective might be a good thing.