In April 2010, the play that I was doing for my thesis at Columbia called for a specific sound effect: thousands of whispers. The play itself takes place in a world where people turn to whispers when they die and what the audience would be hearing would essentially be last words. I wanted the sound effect to be meaningful so I sent out an email to everyone I knew asking them to anonymously contribute a word, favorite place, phrase, advice that maybe a loved one would have said, or what they wished a loved one would have said before they passed away. I had them upload it into this blog. Awkward, personal, totally macabre, but I thought the results were moving.
Thanks to everyone who contributed.