My Bucket List/ I Still Haven’t Found What I am Looking For

Essay by Luke Foster

“Stop dreaming about your bucket list and start living it.”

 Annette White

“Actually, oddly enough, I think my work, the activism, will be forgotten. And I hope it will. Because I hope those problems will have gone away. “


Bono is the lead singer of the Irish band U2 and I loved his music while growing up particularly the song I still haven’t found what I’m looking for. He is also well known for his activism particularly around eradicating world poverty.

The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.”

 Louis Boone

My bucket list mainly revolves mainly around working with the international community in the avenue of social responsibility.

The target issues are: saving the environment, reducing global poverty to nothing, stopping the green-house effect, world peace and education for everyone particularly girls in the developing world.

“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.”

 Dalai Lama

I also have personal dreams of exhibiting at big museums such as the Guggenheim’s, publishing a second book of essays and 3 or 4 more over the coming years.

I also want to maintain my mental health and get much fitter and lose at least 10 kilos.

In a few years I would love to go back to Rome and go to Vatican City to see the Sistine Chapel. I was there last year in Rome.

I would love to meet my heroes and praise and thank them including the Dalai Lama, Pope Francis, Malala Yousafzai and Michelle Obama.

“Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality”

 Malala Yousafzai

I would love to sell my photos, videos and drawings as I haven’t sold any art for years. Even to start breaking even with my art and writing at first would be great.

I would love my book Mothers Love to be a best seller one day.

I would love to be as funny as my comedic heroes, Ellen DeGeneres, John Cleese and Adam Sandler.

I also want to continue to give small drawings to everyone who helps me including my friends, community transport drivers, taxi drivers, nurses, doctors, post men and Woolworths delivery drivers.

In conclusion I feel its good to dream big and chase those dreams. I am 51 now and still just only starting to find my feet.

Me at my last residency at the Big Ci just before my New York one at Mothership in Brooklyn.