I’ve been a follower of PostSecret for several years now. My friend and I discovered Frank Warren’s book back in 2005. I remember us picking up a copy and spending the next few hours pouring over the postcards – reading them in silence, occasionally sharing a laugh, pausing several times to take it all in, and once in a while brushing off tears from our face.
I am truly amazed by Frank Warren’s project and I am even more amazed at the wonderfully passionate, honest, uncensored confessions that people make through their postcards. It must be so therapeutic to be able to finally confess a secret that would otherwise have been locked up inside – festering away. Is it healthy to have a fear that causes you to self-censor? Is it only natural to do so? Would people be better off if they didn’t feel the need to hide their rage, their anger, their sadness, their fears? Or is that the way it’s supposed to be?
If you haven’t stopped by at Frank Warren’s website http://www.postsecret.com do take a moment to check it out. The site is updated every Sunday. You can also check out this article published on CNET News: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-9890153-52.html
Feeling courageous enough to share a secret via an anonymous comment on this post? Go for it. J
Picture: PostSecret postcard found on www.bzzagent.com