Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sundays at PostSecret

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 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:

Feeling courageous enough to share a secret via an anonymous comment on this post? Go for it. J

Picture: PostSecret postcard found on


Anonymous said...

When my vegan boyfriend is out of town, I eat meat and I love it!

Anonymous said...

I think my best friend's boyfriend is too good for her.

Anonymous said...

Love PostSecret. Have always wanted to send in a secret but I've been afraid the mailman would read it and know.

I don't think my parents love me. They're only nice to me because I help them get things done. I thought I'd get over this by the time I was in my 30's but the feeling has just gotten worse and I'm afraid they're going to die before anything changes. I feel worthless.

Anonymous said...

I hit somebody's car and left a dent but I didn't say anything to anyone and just drove away. Haunts me everyday.