Do you have a bucket list? You know... a list of things you want to do before you kick the bucket? One of mine was to visit the Neon Boneyard in Las Vegas and last month I checked it off the list!
To get to The Neon Museum, where the Boneyard is housed, we had to leave the colorful characters and lights of the strip behind. We opted to walk rather than take a cab. Outside of the main city there are no grand casinos or glittering lights, just bus stations, small businesses and convenience stores.
Some of the most famous neon signs in Sin City are stored here. Now they sit in piles like a neon Stonehenge. Waiting for visitors to imagine them in their glory. Its not hard, they are still impressive. Still glorious. Still bold. Even in their aging state.
Standing beneath their technicolor defiance I heard the words of Dylan Thomas, "Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light."
I hope I rage against the light. I don't want to waste a moment, and when it's my time I will not go quietly, I will rage against the dying of the light. The Boneyard was hard to leave, but I have the memories. Don't waste your moments. What's on your bucket list?