Violet makes a list of everything she wants to do in life. She wants to see oceans, volcanoes, and art museums, and she wants to “see the years pass.” She wants great artists and writers to come to her house, where she lives with Titus. She wants to have grandchildren who help her make dinner. Above all, she wants to forget about her hours in the hospital, and the feeling of not being able to move her limbs.
Violet believes she’s coming to the end of her life. Instead of giving up, she wants to fill her final days with joy and discovery. At the end of the day, however, Violet’s “bucket list” is a fantasy: it’s composed of the things she aspires to do, but senses she never will, demonstrating that even when she’s faced with death, she has the courage to dream.