I’ve heard many versions of this quote over the years, but I can honestly say that last Saturday was the first time I’ve seen it so prominently posted as it is here on the side of this back yard building in Iva.

My mind began to wander to thoughts about the person who painted this on the building, then to the quote itself and where it originated.  Best I can tell, William Purkey is responsible for these words that have inspired many.  His quote in full is as follows…

        “Dance like no one is watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt,

                  Sing like no one is listening, Live like it’s heaven on earth.”