It's a classic hypothetical: you're about to die, and through some wonderful magic, you have the ability to fulfill a single wish before your time is up. Do you channel Francois Mitterand and eat a forbidden meal? Grit your teeth and see every painting in the Louvre? Climb Everest? Become a cat and stretch out on the bottom floor of the Guggenheim like you own the damn place? (See image to the left: it's our dream). Whatever your answer is, now's the time to tell us, if you want it to happen, that is.
Taking inspiration from the new book "What Do You Want To Do Before You Die," The Huffington Post is launching a competition on an epic scale. Email us the one thing you'd like to do before you die and why you deserve to do it, and a HuffPost team joined by the book's writers will narrow the submissions into a shortlist to be voted on by readers (that's you!) for a single winner. We will make that winner's dream come true.
To all our HuffPost Culture readers -- this is your chance to indulge your passions. Forget visiting Carnegie Hall -- how about performing at Carnegie Hall? Is there a dance company you'd like to rehearse with? A writer you want to party with? Think freely, choose wisely, and email us before April 19 with a clear explanation as to why your wish should be granted. Feel free to include any supplemental information you think will help your case (photos, videos, collages, etc.), and make sure to include your contact information.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your most compelling story, telling us exactly what you'd like to do. Feel free to add any supplemental material that you think will help your case (this could be photo, video, collage, art, etc). We'll also need your contact information.
- Deadline: 5pm EST on 4/19/2012.
- One entry per person.
- We'll pick 10 semi-finalists to feature on The Huffington Post and open up a round of voting to our community.
- The story entrant with the top number of votes will be contacted and we'll help you live out your dream!
- Click here to read the complete rules of the competition and click here to see some inspirational examples of everyday dreams from the book itself.